from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put out of joint; dislocate.
  • transitive v. To take apart at the joints.
  • transitive v. To destroy the coherence or connections of.
  • transitive v. To separate; disjoin.
  • intransitive v. To come apart at the joints.
  • intransitive v. To become dislocated.
  • adj. Mathematics Having no elements in common. Used of sets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not smooth or continuous; disjointed
  • adj. (not used in the comparative or superlative) Of two or more sets, having no members in common; having an intersection equal to the empty set.
  • v. To render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
  • v. To fall into pieces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.
  • n. Difficult situation; dilemma; strait.
  • intransitive v. To fall in pieces.
  • transitive v. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate
  • transitive v. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces
  • transitive v. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of.
  • To break the natural order and relations of; pat out of order; derange.
  • To fall in pieces.
  • Disjointed; disjunct; separated.
  • n. A difficult situation; disadvantage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. separate at the joints
  • v. become separated, disconnected or disjoint
  • v. part; cease or break association with
  • adj. having no elements in common
  • v. make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English disjointen, to destroy, ultimately from Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre, to disjoin; see disjoin.



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