I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin disjunctus, past participle of disjungere to disjoin Date: 15th century marked by separation of or from usually contiguous parts or individuals: as a. discontinuous b. relating to melodic progression by intervals larger than a major second — compare conjunct II. noun Date: 1921 1. any of the alternatives that make up a logical disjunction 2. an adverb or adverbial (as luckily in “Luckily we had an extra set” or in short in “In short, there is nothing we can do”) that is loosely connected to a sentence and conveys the speaker's or writer's comment on its content, truth, or manner — compare adjunct 2b

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disjunct — index anomalous, apart, bipartite, broken (interrupted), desultory, disconnected, discrete, disordered …   Law dictionary

  • disjunct — [dis juŋkt′, dis′juŋkt΄] adj. [L disjunctus, pp. of disjungere: see DISJOIN] 1. disjoined; separated 2. Music having to do with progression by intervals greater than a second 3. Zool. having the body sharply divided by deep furrows, as in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Disjunct — The term disjunct can refer to: disjunct (linguistics) disjunct or quincunx in astrology, an aspect made when two planets are 150 degrees, or five signs apart a disjunct distribution in biology, one in which two closely related taxa are widely… …   Wikipedia

  • disjunct — adjective 1. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second • Ant: ↑conjunct • Topics: ↑music 2. having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects • Similar to: ↑divided …   Useful english dictionary

  • disjunct — [ dɪsdʒʌŋ(k)t] noun 1》 Logic each of the terms of a disjunctive proposition. 2》 Grammar another term for sentence adverb. adjective disjoined and distinct from one another. Origin ME: from L. disjunct , disjungere disjoin, separate …   English new terms dictionary

  • disjunct — distinctly separate; said of ranges that are discontinuous so that discrete, but potentially interbreeding, populations cannot interbreed …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • disjunct — adj. [L. disjunctus, disunited] 1. Pertaining to separation of parts or formed into groups. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having the head, thorax and abdomen set off by constrictions. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Whorls of a shell not touching each other …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • disjunct — adj. /dis jungkt /; n. /dis jungkt/, adj. 1. disjoined; separated. 2. Music. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a second. 3. Entomol. having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by deep constrictions; disjoined; disjointed. n. 4 …   Universalium

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