from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To undo the joining of; separate.
- intransitive v. To become separated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To separate.
- v. To become separated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.
- intransitive v. To become separated; to part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sever the junction or union of; dissolve or break up the connection of; disunite; sunder: as, to disjoin the parts of a machine; they have disjoined their interests.
- To prevent from junction or union; keep separate or apart; divide.
- To be separated; part.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become separated, disconnected or disjoint
- v. make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
Middle English disjoinen, from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disiungere : dis-, dis- + iungere, to join; see join.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English disjoynen, from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disiungere ("to separate"), from dis-, di- ("apart") + iungere ("to join"). (Wiktionary)