from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Separated at the joints.
  • adjective Out of joint; dislocated.
  • adjective Lacking order or coherence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the joints or connections separated: as, a disjointed fowl; hence, disconnected; incoherent: as, a disjointed discourse.
  • Out of joint; out of order or sorts; badly jointed together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective figuratively Not connected, coherent, or continuous.

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

  • adjective lacking orderly continuity
  • adjective separated at the joint
  • adjective taken apart at the joints


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