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disjoint

adjective dis·joint \ -ˈjȯint \
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018

Definition of disjoint

1 obsolete : disjointed 1a
2 : having no elements in common
  • disjoint mathematical sets

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Origin and Etymology of disjoint

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


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disjoint

verb

Definition of disjoint

1 : to disturb the orderly structure or arrangement of
2 : to take apart at the joints
: to come apart at the joints

Examples of disjoint in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of disjoint

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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