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1. Serving to separate or divide.
2. Grammar Serving to establish a relationship of contrast or opposition. The conjunction but in the phrase poor but comfortable is disjunctive.
3. Logic
a. Of a proposition that presents two or more alternative terms.
b. Of a syllogism that contains a disjunction as one premise.
n. Grammar
A disjunctive conjunction.

dis·junc′tive·ly adv.
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determined the language disjunctively refers to two discrete categories
She further recognizes that internalizers may view that norm as requiring performance or may view it "disjunctively" to require either performance or payment.
(61) The Court found that Iowa's statute was indivisible because its alternatives were "various factual means of committing a single element," unlike the previous cases that dealt with statutes whose alternatives were actually "multiple elements [listed] disjunctively" (62) that created separate crimes.
This leads to the claim that all determinacy is constituted disjunctively: all determinacy is mutually exclusive but internally complete.
(40) The narrow conception of peerhood disjunctively connects with the broad conception, such that two thinkers are peers if they are equals regarding evidential possession or equally likely to get it right (or both).
Thus despite Greenwood's outward assurance at the novel's beginning, The Bell Jar presents a disjunctively multiple narrative.
Instead, we have no case directly on point, and we are left to combing Missouri precedent in an attempt to guess how courts in that state treat disjunctively phrased statutes.
disjunctively about the human" (Chakrabarty 2) by articulating the threat of biological extinction with accounts of different communities situated before, during, and after the epidemic.
Vergence movements are produced when the eyes move through equal angles in opposite directions to bring the focal point of binocular gaze to different viewing distances in depth, by disjunctively rotating the eyes.
But, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Taylor-Baptiste v Ontario Public Service Employees Union appears to have read "protections" disjunctively as either values or guarantees.
Western ways of understanding the heritage of Early Friends can be disjunctively alien to African cultural settings.
2008) ("Generally, courts presume that "or" is used in a statute disjunctively unless there is clear legislative intent to the contrary.") (footnote omitted).