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disjunct

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adjective dis·junct \dis-ˈjəŋ(k)t\

Definition of disjunct

  1. :  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


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disjunct

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noun dis·junct \ˈdis-ˌjəŋ(k)t, dis-ˈ\

Definition of disjunct

  1. 1 :  any of the alternatives that make up a logical disjunction

  2. 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



1921

First Known Use of disjunct

1921


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