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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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On the gallery's Website, the exhibition's works, with their multiple disjuncts and diffusions, flattened to reveal a discrete sensibility.
The paper argues further, however, that Conciliationists are committed to a disjunction, one of whose disjuncts is Uniqueness, that amounts to an "extremely strong and unobvious position.
14) What Raz needs specifically to fill in the argument here is another principle he accepts--namely that "if one has reason to bring about a disjunctive state of affairs, then one has reason to bring about either of the disjuncts.
Phylogenetic analysis using combined nuclear ribosomal Internally Transcribed Spacer 2 and large ribosomal subunit 26S rRNA gene DNA sequences suggest that the two disjuncts are not phylogenetically distinct from each other.
lack of eastern hemlock) between the contiguous range and the disjuncts at the boundary may require the HWA to follow the sweepstakes mode of dispersal (i.
Emphasis is also placed on species occurring as disjuncts and those at the edge of their range.
These connections help clarify the relationship between classroom practices and humanitarian aid practices and how particular disjuncts in conversation are related to material violence.
Disjuncts and conjuncts are definitely a universal indicator of an essay's quality, independent of its topic.
9) The interest is thwarted only when all the disjuncts are false.
For example, temperate disjuncts tend to be annuals from open habitats, primarily self-pollinating, and have seed, fruit, or other diaspore characteristics that aid in their attachment to migratory birds (Cruden, 1966; Carlquist, 1983).
From the start her uncritical adoption of its presuppositions is the only means by which the disjuncts of Vico's thought can be revealed.
Frequency of occurrence is defined as follows, ranging in descending order: common (occurring in abundance throughout), frequent (occurring throughout but not abundant), occasional (known in more than 50% of the region but in scattered localities), infrequent (known in less than 50% of the region in scattered localities or occurring in restricted habitats), rare (known from only a few counties and restricted to specific localities), and very rare (known from only a single or few populations; mostly narrow endemics, disjuncts, and peripheral taxa).