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]

{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 — 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 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]… …   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•junc•tive [[t]dɪsˈdʒʌŋk tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving or tending to disjoin 2) gram. a) syntactically setting two or more expressions in opposition to each other, as but in poor but happy, or expressing an alternative, as or in this or that[/ex]… …   From formal English to slang

  • disjunctive — adj. & n. adj. 1 involving separation; disjoining. 2 Gram. (esp. of a conjunction) expressing a choice between two words etc., e.g. or in asked if he was going or staying (cf. COPULATIVE). 3 Logic (of a proposition) expressing alternatives. n. 1… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disjunctive clause — (Grammar) clause which contains at least one disjunctive proposition (proposition that sets two or more concepts in opposition to each other) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disjunctive — disjunctively, adv. /dis jungk tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to disjoin; separating; dividing; distinguishing. 2. Gram. a. syntactically setting two or more expressions in opposition to each other, as but in poor but happy, or expressing an… …   Universalium

  • 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 — adjective 1》 lacking connection. 2》 Grammar (of a conjunction) expressing a choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities, for example or in she asked if he was going or staying.     ↘Logic (of a proposition) expressing alternatives. noun… …   English new terms dictionary

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