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
- 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
(Of course Haeckel's implication that the set of believing minds & that of scientific minds are disjoint is false.)
A new technical term disjoint marks the apparent difference between (A) and (B).
The training sets are both larger and partially disjoint from the testing collections.
It’s worth noting that there’s a certain disjoint between the decades-long trend in wages and the trend in income.
The phrase is also often connected to completely random, illogical additions to the show, such as plots that are completely disjoint from the past or characters that don’t fit in.
There's a moment in writing presentations; you are dispassionately writing and editing point-form notes about the things you want to talk about, a kind of disjoint series of ideas that you know all fit together somehow, and you're really just playing with them to see how they fit, then you take a bit of time off to help someone on IRC and you come back to it.
But the story seems disjoint enough that I wonder if it was chopped up and stitched back together in different order.
I see in public policy debates, as well as educational settings, that the desire to present a coherent collection of evidence is instead interpreted as disjoint examples.
CONS: Plot is wildly disjoint, and strangely most characters are uninteresting and unimportant.
CONS: The book doesn't have any startling revelations or much in the way of intrigue or compelling storylines (save the one), individual tales are disjoint.