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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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Situated in the proximity of apertures to the surrounding neighborhood, the untitled paintings, all 2016, the majority incorporating both oil paint and pasted digital prints, assumed a comparable role as portals, redoubling the representational logic of their scenes even as the disjuncts between the objects depicted complicated them.
Based on the available information, Explanation B is better than Explanation A, even though we may not be able to determine which of the disjuncts (peanuts or cashews) is true.
Disjuncts (sentence adverbs) don't modify an element within the sentence; instead, they are used to express the speaker or writer's opinion about the content of the clause or sentence (eg, fortunately, obviously).
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.
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They represent notions that in English grammar are termed emphasizers and disjuncts (cf Greenbaum et al 1990).
Yet, being fooled by the appearance of all the three incompatible expressions, namely the "Pe", "Ne" and "Fe" in each of the disjuncts of Static-A (DNF), namely in "Pe [conjunction]P [Ne] [conjunction]P [Fe], Fe[conjunction]F[Ne] [conjunction]F[Pe] and Ve[conjunction]P[Fe] [conjunction]F[Pe]", McTaggart fails to notice that in each of these disjuncts, only one of "Pe", "Ne" and "Fe" is actually used, while the other two are merely mentioned.
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.
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This new information warrants a reexamination of alternative hypotheses for the occurrence of Cumberland Plateau disjuncts.
Quine attributed to Aristotle the "fantasy" that the truth of a disjunction does not entail the truth of one of its disjuncts.
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