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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.]
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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
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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]
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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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It entails, for example, that a logical Platonist cannot accept that true disjunctions are grounded in the truth of their disjuncts; that a Platonist about mathematical objects cannot accept that sets are grounded in their members; and that a color primitivist cannot accept that an object's being scarlet grounds its not being chartreuse.
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.
However, on the other hand, some ancient sources also state that the Stoics took disjunctions with more than two disjuncts into account and claimed that such disjunctions were true, as those with only two disjuncts, when only one of the disjuncts was true.
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.
Tiquilia (Boraginaceae): implications for the origins of amphitropical disjuncts and Galapagos Islands endemics.
Interestingly enough, they compare well with what is termed 'disjuncts' in English.
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.
Although there are no obvious morphological characters that consistently distinguish eastern from western disjuncts of Sarracenia alata (Sheridan, 1991), various leaf color forms among individual populations occur.
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. (4) This paper is about the fantasy that an account of future contingents must save excluded middle but sacrifice bivalence.
Emphasis is also placed on species occurring as disjuncts and those at the edge of their range.