• WordNet 3.6
    • adj disjoint having no elements in common
    • v disjoint become separated, disconnected or disjoint
    • v disjoint make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
    • v disjoint separate at the joints "disjoint the chicken before cooking it"
    • v disjoint part; cease or break association with "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disjoint Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. "I stand in such disjoint ."
    • a Disjoint Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.
    • Disjoint To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
    • v. i Disjoint To fall in pieces.
    • Disjoint To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice. "Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall."
    • Disjoint To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving. "Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame,
      But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disjoint To separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of. Anatomically, to disarticulate; dislocate: as, to disjoint an arm or a foot; to disjoint the vertebræ.
    • disjoint To break the natural order and relations of; pat out of order; derange.
    • disjoint To fall in pieces.
    • disjoint Disjointed; disjunct; separated.
    • n disjoint A difficult situation; disadvantage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disjoint to put out of joint: to separate united parts: to break the natural order or relations of things: to make incoherent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre,. See Disjoint (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desjoindre—L. disjungĕredis, apart, jungĕre, to join.


In literature:

But in a disjointed sort of way she tried to tell me things.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Russ, at the controls, seemed horribly disjointed.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Voices vaguely heard in disjointed fragments of talk called him back to actuality.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Dantor was there, working with the astronomers, and Blaine drew him aside, whispering the story in his ear in swift disjointed sentences.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
And even when the tumult of her weeping had abated, it was but disjointedly that the words came.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
But our shells also explode among them, and the groups separate, stop disjointed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
It was a succession of disjointed happenings.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
He was tired; his brain ached with thought, and his thought was disjointed.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
These disjointed but significant fragments were all of any interest that the flames had spared.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
It is a source of regret to me that my account of what happened in London is meagre and disjointed.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham

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
"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:

Propositions 1, 2 and 3 are disjointed and 'patched together.
Is he a literary artist, urging the reader into disjointed worlds wherein to ponder elementals, or is he merrily masturbating between the covers and laughing all the way to the bank.
Last year, the venue got a knuckle sandwich during a renovation, transforming a dated, cluttered, disjointed dust bucket into a sleek, modern, airy and comfortable room that offers something for everyone.
PGA's TV broadcast simply disjointed and lethargic .
Propositions 1, 2 and 3 are disjointed and ' patched together'.
This has created a very disjointed downtown district with some of the same assets that Indianapolis has but that are not producing the same effect.
The offense was disjointed but had flashes of brilliance.
Youll have to forgive me if this column seems a little jumpy or disjointed.
Wolf's 'Misconceptions' is whiny , disjointed.
Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist is a promising but disjointed and not very funny look at a man's attempt to keep a big family happy.
Staffers did not criticize the Core Knowledge model itself, but in their report they said the charter 's educational program was "disjointed" in its attempt to incorporate a.
It is by far the worst and most disjointed of its many shows, a mishmash of acts that felt thrown together to fill two hours.
Disturbing, disjointed memories dominate Collins 's new collection comprising 38 stories.
'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' is disjointed but compelling .
What had been a disjointed game turned into a track meet in the second quarter, which the Spurs won 41-36 to take a one-point lead into the locker room.

In science:

However, conditioning on an inequality means that these subsets are not disjoint.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
The surjectivity of E = πV ◦ J guarantees that the normal bundle Nι is disjoint from the wave front set of D(x, ξ , z) and hence ι∗D(x, ξ , z) is well-defined (see [H¨o, Th. 8.2.4]).
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
We can assume without loss of generality that {Bj } are disjoint and do not include the origin.
Determinantal random point fields
Since L(ζ ) is a Galois extension of L it is also a Galois extension of M , and it follows that L(ζ ) and K are linearly disjoint over M , so that [K (ζ ) : L(ζ )] = [K : M ].
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
As a Coxeter graph, Γ(m) is the disjoint union of two copies of Am−1 .
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group