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disjunct

[adjective dis-juhngkt; noun dis-juhngkt]
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adjective
  1. disjoined; separated.
  2. Music. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a second.
  3. Entomology. having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by deep constrictions; disjoined; disjointed.
noun
  1. sentence adverb.

Origin of disjunct

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin disjunctus separated, past participle of disjungere to disjoin; see junction
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Examples from the Web for disjunct

Historical Examples

  • Disjunct: with head, thorax and abdomen separated by constrictions.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The specimens of the disjunct population of pallidus on the Tres Marias do not differ from the mainland population in Nayarit.

  • The difference is that they are conjunct, whereas in the primitive standard octave (e—e) the tetrachords are disjunct (e-a b-e).

  • Thus the complete scale may have consisted of the disjunct tetrachords a-d and e-a, with the tone g-a.


British Dictionary definitions for disjunct

disjunct

adjective (dɪsˈdʒʌŋkt)
  1. not united or joined
  2. (of certain insects) having deep constrictions between the head, thorax, and abdomen
  3. music denoting two notes the interval between which is greater than a second
noun (ˈdɪsdʒʌŋkt)
  1. logic one of the propositions or formulas in a disjunction
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