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
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c. expressed by mutually exclusive alternatives joined by or <
disjunctive pleading
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2. marked by breaks or disunity <
a disjunctive narrative sequence
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3. of a pronoun form stressed and not attached to the verb as an enclitic or proclitic • disjunctively adverb II. noun Date: 1530 a disjunctive conjunction

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