Disjunctive conjunction
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 conjunction} (Gram.), one connecting grammatically two words or clauses, expressing at the same time an opposition or separation inherent in the notions or thoughts; as, either, or, neither, nor, but, although, except, lest, etc.

{Disjunctive proposition}, a proposition in which the parts are connected by disjunctive conjunctions, specifying that one of two or more propositions may hold, but that no two propositions may hold at the same time; as it is either day or night.

{Disjunctive syllogism} (Logic), one in which the major proposition is disjunctive; as, the earth moves in a circle or an ellipse; but in does not move in a circle, therefore it moves in an ellipse. [1913 Webster]


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  • disjunctive conjunction — noun the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the disjunction of their meanings • Hypernyms: ↑conjunction …   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

  • Disjunctive proposition — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disjunctive syllogism — 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disjunctive — Dis*junc tive, n. (a) (Gram.) A disjunctive conjunction. (b) (Logic) A disjunctive proposition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disjunctive — [dis juŋktiv, dis′juŋktiv] adj. [ME disjunctif < L disjunctivus] 1. disjoining; separating or causing to separate 2. having to do with disjunction 3. Gram. indicating a contrast or an alternative between words, clauses, etc. [in “John or Bob… …   English World dictionary

  • disjunctive — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. relating to, being, or forming a logical disjunction b. expressing an alternative or opposition between the meanings of the words connected < the disjunctive conjunction or > c. expressed by mutually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conjunction — Synonyms and related words: Anschluss, abutment, abuttal, accompaniment, accordance, addition, adjacency, adjectival, adjective, adjoiningness, adverb, adverbial, adversative conjunction, affiliation, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • disjunctive — dis|junc|tive [dısˈdʒʌŋktıv] adj technical a disjunctive ↑conjunction expresses a choice or opposition between two ideas. For example, or is a disjunctive conjunction …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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