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Disjunction; disunion; separation.


another name for disjunction1


(dɪsˈdʒʌŋk tʃər)

the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined; disjunction.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disjuncture - state of being disconnected
separation - the state of lacking unity
separability - the capability of being separated
incoherence, incoherency - lack of cohesion or clarity or organization


The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
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But there is a disjuncture between the blurred images, which had been slowed down in their translation to a 16-mm print, and the real-time audio accompanying them; any wistfulness evoked by the visual traces of a bygone era is pierced with the familiar sounds of honking traffic and Conrad's matter-of-fact explanation to inquisitive passersby that "this is an experiment.
The disjuncture between form and substance of Palestinian statehood will be manifest.
Yet, a disjuncture of such an unprecedented scope did lead a large number of men and women in Canada and elsewhere to entertain dramatically different ways of organizing society.
Two general chapters explore factors that lie behind the disjuncture between formal labor law rules and the practical application of the rules and the impact of trade liberalization on labor law.
This disjuncture between the concerns of the public and the concerns of professional historians is one of the great contradictions of history writing in our time.
At the same time, Massa does not minimize the disjuncture that has always existed--and, he hopes, always will exist--between Catholicism and American culture.
Most of my criticism of Erdely's work concerns the disjuncture between the methodology and the subject matter.
The reason for the disjuncture between what conservatives call themselves and what they believe is that there is very little about American conservatism nowadays that would be recognizable as conservative anywhere else.
This is a lesson even analysts of modern-day law stand to be reminded of--the disjuncture between law's authoritative rhetorical voice and the vagaries of the everyday application of law.
In this context, Kelley's dull thud of yesterday's everyday will at least induce a conversation--and perhaps one that will relate the fate of the suburbs to that of the urban center (throwing into relief a disjuncture that precipitated Detroit's original downfall), at the very moment when renewal efforts are under way that aim to avoid a similar fate for this once great city in the coming century.
of Memphis) brings together nine studies that examine the importance of literacy in times of crisis, including natural disasters, cultural and community disjuncture, homelessness, family upheaval, teen pregnancy, and disability.
Like Hadjithomas and Joreige's previous output - which consists of two feature films and cerebral conceptual art - this film is interested in the aesthetics of disjuncture.