Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to disjoint: Disjoint set
v. dis·joint·ed, dis·joint·ing, dis·joints
1. To put out of joint; dislocate.
2. To take apart at the joints.
3. To destroy the coherence or connections of.
4. To separate; disjoin.
1. To come apart at the joints.
2. To become dislocated.
Having no elements in common. Used of sets.
[Middle English disjointen, to destroy, ultimately from Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre, to disjoin; see disjoin.]
1. to take apart or come apart at the joints
2. (tr) to disunite or disjoin
3. to dislocate or become dislocated
4. (tr; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of
5. (Mathematics) maths (of two sets) having no members in common
6. obsolete disjointed
1. to separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of.
2. to put out of order; derange.v.i.
3. to come apart.
4. to be dislocated; be out of joint.adj.
a. (of two sets) having no common elements.
b. (of a system of sets) having the property that every pair of sets is disjoint.
6. Obs. disjointed; out of joint.
[1400–50; to destroy < Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre to disjoin]
Past participle: disjointed
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||disjoint - part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"|
|2.||disjoint - separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking it"|
|3.||disjoint - make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of|
|4.||disjoint - become separated, disconnected or disjoint|
|Adj.||1.||disjoint - having no elements in common|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"