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1. Characterized by separation.
2. Music Relating to progression by intervals larger than major seconds.
3. Zoology Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
1. Logic A term in a disjunction.
2. Linguistics An adverb or adverbial phrase that modifies a sentence to suggest the speaker's commentary on the content of the sentence, as with sadly in Sadly, we have no more dessert left.
[Middle English disjuncte, from Latin disiūnctus, past participle of disiungere, to disjoin; see disjoin.]
1. not united or joined
2. (Zoology) (of certain insects) having deep constrictions between the head, thorax, and abdomen
3. (Music, other) music denoting two notes the interval between which is greater than a second
(Logic) logic one of the propositions or formulas in a disjunction
1. disjoined; separated.
2. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a second.
3. having deep divisions between body parts, as the constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen of an insect.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin disjunctus separated, past participle of disjungere to disjoin]
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|Adj.||1.||disjunct - progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
conjunct - progressing melodically by intervals of a second; "conjunct motion of an ascending scale"
|2.||disjunct - having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects|
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
|3.||disjunct - marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly|
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
|4.||disjunct - used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations; "disjunct distribution of king crabs"|