disjunct

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1dis·junct

adjective \dis-ˈjəŋ(k)t\

Definition of DISJUNCT

:  marked by separation of or from usually contiguous parts or individuals: as
a :  discontinuous
b :  relating to melodic progression by intervals larger than a major second — compare conjunct

Origin of DISJUNCT

Middle English, from Latin disjunctus, past participle of disjungere to disjoin
First Known Use: 15th century

2dis·junct

noun \ˈdis-ˌjəŋ(k)t, dis-ˈ\

Definition of DISJUNCT

1
:  any of the alternatives that make up a logical disjunction
2
:  an adverb or adverbial (as luckily in Luckily we had an extra set or in short in In short, there is nothing we can do) that is loosely connected to a sentence and conveys the speaker's or writer's comment on its content, truth, or manner — compare adjunct 2b

First Known Use of DISJUNCT

1921

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