Disjunct tetrachords
Disjunct Dis*junct" (d[i^]s*j[u^][ng]kt"), a. [L. disjunctus, p. p. of disjungere to disjoin. See {Disjoin}, and cf. {Disjoint}.] 1. Disjoined; separated. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction. [1913 Webster]

{Disjunct tetrachords} (Mus.), tetrachords so disposed to each other that the gravest note of the upper is one note higher than the acutest note of the other. [1913 Webster]


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  • Greek modes — (music) A set of modes (named Aeolian, Locrian, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, etc) each consisting of two disjunct tetrachords with a whole tone (diazeuctic tone) between them, or two conjunct tetrachords with a whole tone above… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disjunctive — Dis*junc tive, a. [L. disjunctivus: cf. F. disjonctif.] 1. Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords. Disjunctive notes. Moore (Encyc. of Music). [1913 Webster] {Disjunctive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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