disjoint


1dis·joint

adjective \-ˈjint\

Definition of DISJOINT

1
obsolete :  disjointed 1a
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

2disjoint

verb

Definition of DISJOINT

transitive verb
1
:  to disturb the orderly structure or arrangement of
2
:  to take apart at the joints
intransitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of DISJOINT

15th century

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