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Meaning of DISJUNCTIVE

Pronunciation:  dis'jungktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  serving or tending to divide or separate
 

DISJUNCTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: adversative, alternative, contrastive, dividing, divisional, intervening, mutually exclusive, oppositive, partitive, separative
 
 Antonyms: conjunctive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*junc"tive\, a. [L. disjunctivus: cf. F.
    disjonctif.]
    1. Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.
    
    2. (Mus.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords. ``Disjunctive
       notes.'' --Moore (Encyc. of Music).
    
    {Disjunctive conjunction} (Gram.), one connecting
       grammatically two words or clauses, expressing at the same
       time an opposition or separation inherent in the notions
       or thoughts; as, either, or, neither, nor, but, although,
       except, lest, etc.
    
    {Disjunctive proposition}, one in which the parts are
       connected by disjunctive conjunctions; as it is either day
       or night.
    
    {Disjunctive syllogism} (Logic), one in which the major
       proposition is disjunctive; as, the earth moves in a
       circle or an ellipse; but in does not move in a circle,
       therefore it moves in an ellipse.
    
    
  2. \Dis*junc"tive\, n.
       (a) (Gram.) A disjunctive conjunction.
       (b) (Logic) A disjunctive proposition.
    
    
 
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