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disjunctive

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adjective dis·junc·tive \-ˈjəŋ(k)-tiv\

Simple Definition of disjunctive

  • grammar : showing choice or opposition

Full Definition of disjunctive

  1. 1 a :  relating to, being, or forming a logical disjunction b :  expressing an alternative or opposition between the meanings of the words connected <the disjunctive conjunction or> c :  expressed by mutually exclusive alternatives joined by or <disjunctive pleading>

  2. 2 :  marked by breaks or disunity <a disjunctive narrative sequence>

  3. 3 of a pronoun form :  stressed and not attached to the verb as an enclitic or proclitic

dis·junc·tive·ly adverb

Examples of disjunctive

  1. Or and but are disjunctive conjunctions.



15th Century

First Known Use of disjunctive

15th century


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disjunctive

noun dis·junc·tive

Definition of disjunctive

  1. :  a disjunctive conjunction



1530

First Known Use of disjunctive

1530


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