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disjoint

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adjective dis·joint \-ˈjȯint\

Definition of disjoint

  1. 1 obsolete :  disjointed 1a

  2. 2 :  having no elements in common <disjoint mathematical sets>



Origin of disjoint

Middle English disjoynt, from Anglo-French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre


First Known Use: 15th century


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disjoint

verb dis·joint

Definition of disjoint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disturb the orderly structure or arrangement of

  3. 2 :  to take apart at the joints

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to come apart at the joints



Examples of disjoint

  1. <disjoint the parts of a chicken for frying>

  2. <the author deliberately disjoints his narrative in favor of a more impressionistic account of the war>



15th Century

First Known Use of disjoint

15th century


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