Origin and Etymology of disjunct
Middle English, from Latin disjunctus, past participle of disjungere to disjoin
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of disjunct
1 : any of the alternatives that make up a logical disjunction
2 : an adverb or adverbial (such 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
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So to have Anna, a television actress, bemoan the confines of her industry creates an unfortunate disjunct that weakens the narrative and lessens our sympathy.
Usually, new moons occur only once a month, but because there’s a slight disjunct between the moon’s phases—a 29.5-day cycle, on average—and the Gregorian calendar, some months can have two new moons: one at the beginning and one at the end.
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First Known Use of disjunct
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