: a disjunctive conjunction connecting words or word groups that have the same reference
in "report to the chairman or head of the department" or is a subdisjunctive

Word History


New Latin subdisjunctivus, from Latin sub- + disjunctivus, adjective, disjunctive

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“Subdisjunctive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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