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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.
n. (dĭs′jŭngkt′)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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"
noncontinuous, discontinuous - not continuing without interruption in time or space; "discontinuous applause"; "the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas"; "he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling"
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An agility exercise, which requires a singer to rapidly move the voice through disjunct intervals accurately, is the vocal version of making efficient, rapid transitions from one activity to another.
She became indispensable to his work, helping draft his counterpoint treatise and enacting its musical principles in her new scores by"dissonating" melodies into disjunct figures and refracting rhythms in wilfully independent lines.
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The disjunct between the video's socially progressive message and thoroughly commercialized aesthetic accounts for its unsettling force.
Many of these species, known as glacial relicts, survived the warming climate at the end of the last glacial period in fragmented populations restricted to interglacial refugia with characteristic arcto-alpine disjunct ranges (Bhagwat & Willis 2008).
Monomachidae (Hymenoptera: Diaprioidea) is a small family of parasitoid wasps with two recognized genera: Monomachus Klug, 1841, which have an Austral disjunct distribution with species recorded from Australia, New Guinea and New World, and Chasca Johnson and Musetti, 2012, known only from South America (Musetti and Johnson 2004; Johnson and Musetti 2012); they are sexually dimorphic, with females possessing a long sickle-shaped metasoma, and very short ovipositor hidden inside the segment VIII; whereas males have a pedunculate metasoma (Masner 2006).
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However, although Badiou accepts the Lacanian thesis that the two positions are absolutely disjunct, he rejects the conventional reading of Lacan when it comes to the role of love in addressing the disjunction.
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2) mental (Edwards functionalizes them, treats a mental property as a long disjunct of realizers with the result that a mental property is an unnatural class of realizers); (3) moral (the realist can take these as universals or tropes and the antirealist can take them as referents of moral predicates.