disjointed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disjointed lacking orderly continuity "a confused set of instructions","a confused dream about the end of the world","disconnected fragments of a story","scattered thoughts"
    • adj disjointed separated at the joint "a dislocated knee","a separated shoulder"
    • adj disjointed taken apart at the joints "a disjointed fowl"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Disjointed Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disjointed Having the joints or connections separated: as, a disjointed fowl; hence, disconnected; incoherent: as, a disjointed discourse.
    • disjointed Out of joint; out of order or sorts; badly jointed together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Disjointed incoherent, esp. of discourse: badly assorted
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desjoindre—L. disjungĕredis, apart, jungĕre, to join.

Usage

In literature:

Empty, singe and clean, and disjoint the bird.
"American Cookery" by Various
Cargill slid down into a chair in his disjointed fashion.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Then he continues giving us bits of useful information, like a disjointed lecture.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
When the chance of an effectual reply offered, I recalled his disjointed remarks collectively.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
Whole acres of it swayed disjointed.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
In a weak, wavering tone came disjointed words.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Finally, there was discontent with, and even opposition to, the government of the Duc d'Orleans, but all impalpable and disjointed.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
On one side were some disjointed memoranda which she did not understand.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
To the girls, the week that followed seemed like some vivid, disjointed nightmare.
"Lucile Triumphant" by Elizabeth M. Duffield
Lilla became nervous, and spoke in disjointed sentences.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
You may be able to piece the disjointed strands together, when I cannot.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
She now stared at Mignon's irregular, disjointed writing, which in some curious way suggested the girl's elfish personality, with unhappy eyes.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
But she was at fault for a greeting, all but a disjointed word or two, when Ruth, falling back, left her to enter the bedroom alone.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The first two acts, in which Shakespeare could have had no hand, are disjointed and ineffective.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
One man stood on another one's shoulders and disjointed the stove pipe.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
The street life was one busy nightmare of disjointed limbs.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
He talked disjointedly and flung his arms about; and, finally, while yet it was dark, he awoke.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
Castleton was greeted with much fervor, and a disjointed account of the evening's rag was provided for his entertainment.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
He had ascertained and filled in the disjointed words and guessed at the whole of the remaining leaf.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Parties were strangely intermixed and disjointed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
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In poetry:

His head was loose, his neck disjointed,
It cost him little trouble;
But, to be stopp'd and disappointed,
Poh! danger was a bubble.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
Come, come, I say, that's quite enough
Of this absurd disjointed stuff;
Now let's get on to that affair
About LIEUTENANT-COLONEL FLARE.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Satire may lift his bearded lance,
Forestalling Time's slow-moving scythe,
And, scattered on thy little field,
Disjointed bards may writhe.
"To A Blank Sheet Of Paper" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Emma. Are there not poisons, racks, and flames, and swords,
That Emma thus must die by Henry's words;
Yet what could swords or poison, racks, or flame,
But mangle and disjoint this brittle frame! More fatal Henry's words, they murder Emma's fame.
"Henry And Emma. A Poem." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Bleha, Stein, Gordon, and Ryan: gloriously disjointed.
De Palma's Disjointed Dahlia .
Disjointed Grammys honor Whitney Houston.
Disjointed Bulls just hot enough for 87-80 victory.
Disjointed Eagles find themselves behind the eight ball.
New districts are 'illogical and disjointed '.
Paul Dano great in the disjointed 'For Ellen'.
PGA's TV broadcast simply disjointed and lethargic.
Lane Pryce's Disjointed , Predictable Journey on 'Mad Men' Season 5.
Wacky labels and disjointed stitches hint item is fake.
Capitals loss to Predators stems from two disjointed defensive plays.
A Disjointed Jobs Report and U-7, Month Two.
Disjointed intervals taint dramatic US comeback.
Propositions 1, 2 and 3 are disjointed and 'patched together'.
Disjointed Eagles find themselves behind the eight ball .
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In science:

In the case of z = 1 the graph consists of disjoint pairs and the particles vanish for P > 0, while the particles survive on the single occupied pairs if P = 0.
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
On the other hand, a variety of facts indicate that optically-selected and IR/mmselected faint high-redshift sources form almost completely disjoint samples.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Let f , g be embedded paths from A to B in ∂M disjoint from A ∪ B except for their endpoints.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Dj,∗ are disjointly embedded; and (4) the sets S ′ j is contained in ∂M − A.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
Proposition 2.1 Let F ′ be a functor from C to the category of finite sets with continuous G-actions, that commutes with finite disjoint unions.
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
Condition b) follows from the commutativity of F ′ with finite disjoint unions, and condition c) is a consequence of 2).
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
U + ◦ is the disjoint union of the images of ιi .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
It follows that the Y a σ , for σ ∈ H , are disjoint and cover Y .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
Its double consists of two disjoint copies of a torus, with opposite orientation: ˆX = (+T 2) ∪ (−T 2).
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
It is obvious that any two maximal S-chains are disjoint from each other.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
The hyperplanes orthogonal to the positive roots are all reflections in W , and they partition the space into |W | disjoint Weyl chambers.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
In section 6.2, we show that for α < e, the problem of finding minimal vertex covers or maximal edge disjoint subsets (matchings) can be handled very simply in polynomial time (in fact, in linear time once the graph is encoded in a suitable form).
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
Edge disjoint subset, matching: An edge disjoint subset is a subset of the edges such that no two edges in the subset have a vertex in common.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
We denote by Y (G) the maximal size of edge disjoint subset in a graph G.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
Finding such a maximal edge disjoint subset is called the matching problem.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
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