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Meaning of DISJOINT

Pronunciation:  dis'joynt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (mathematics) having no elements in common
  2. [v]  become separated, disconnected or disjoint
  3. [v]  make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
  4. [v]  separate at the joints, as of a chicken
  5. [v]  part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

DISJOINT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disarticulate, disassociate, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, separate
 Antonyms: bring together, conjoin, join
 See Also: break, break up, disjoint, disunite, divide, part, part, separate, separate, split, split up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*joint"\, a. [OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre.
    See {Disjoin}.]
    Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to {conjoint}. --Milton.
  2. \Dis*joint"\, n. [From OF. desjoint, p. p. of
    desjoindre. See {Disjoint}, v. t.]
    Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. [Obs.] ``I stand in
    such disjoint.'' --Chaucer.
  3. \Dis*joint"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjointed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Disjointing}.]
    1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by
       joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket;
       to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to
       disjoint a fowl in carving.
             Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame,
             But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? --Prior.
    2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts
       are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to
       disjoint and edifice.
             Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall.
    3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make
       incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
  4. \Dis*joint"\, v. i.
    To fall in pieces. --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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