American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by separation.
- adj. Music Relating to progression by intervals larger than major seconds.
- adj. Zoology Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
- n. Logic A term in a disjunction.
- n. An adverbial phrase that modifies a sentence in order to suggest the speaker's commentary on the content of the sentence, as with sadly in Sadly, we have no more dessert left.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disconnected; separated; distinct. Specifically
- In entomology, having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep incision.
- n. logic One of multiple propositions, any of which, if true, confirm the validity of another proposition (a disjunction)
- n. linguistics Any sentence element that is not fully integrated into the clausal structure of the sentence.
- n. linguistics An adverbial that expresses the speaker's or writer's attitude towards, or descriptive statement of, the propositional content of the associated clause or sentence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Disjoined; separated.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction.
- adj. marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
- adj. used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations
- adj. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
- adj. having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
- dis- + Latin junctus, "joined". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English disjuncte, from Latin disiūnctus, past participle of disiungere, to disjoin; see disjoin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The cause of the disjunct is the difference between what you think is the female role, and what the female role actually is in today’s society.”
“This, Dr Ng said, shows a "disjunct" in the theory that "good government stifles".”
“Four of those systems are disjunct, meaning they really have no business in the region.”
“If tenses are disjunct, there should be a very good reason.”
“It's not Sci-Fi; it's science fiction," was a common mutterance — which I gradually realised was an attempt to articulate the disjunct between the brand image born of all the factors outlined above and the reality of a field of quite serious intent.”
“Several recent studies by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R have highlighted the disjunct between how professors view the library and how the library views itself: library directors see the library as serving primarily a teaching function; professors see it above all as a purchasing agent.”
“Interesting poll: do disjunct-motion rules trump spacing rules?”
“Second, from today's Times, in which Richard Morrison writes with insight and truth on one of his regular themes, the disjunct in society on either side of the class divide.”
“And the action, as designed by Mr. Naranjo and his cinematographer, Mátyás Erdély, has a disjunct quality that borders on the surreal.”
“There is a small disjunct population in eastern Nicaragua.”
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