- to separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of.
- to put out of order; derange.
- to come apart.
- to be dislocated; be out of joint.
- (of two sets) having no common elements.
- (of a system of sets) having the property that every pair of sets is disjoint.
- Obsolete. disjointed; out of joint.
Origin of disjoint
1400–50; late Middle English disjointen to destroy < Anglo-French, Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre to disjoin
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Examples from the Web for disjoint
Take a couple of fine ones, and cut them up, or disjoint them.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
With this, he indignantly jerked his rod from the water and began to disjoint it.My Novel, Complete
Clean and disjoint the chicken, and boil until tender in water to cover.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book
Disjoint, cut the breast into four pieces, cut the thigh and leg apart.New Royal Cook Book
It is not in my power to disjoint my nature and reconstruct it with iron!Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale
- to take apart or come apart at the joints
- (tr) to disunite or disjoin
- to dislocate or become dislocated
- (tr; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of
- maths (of two sets) having no members in common
- obsolete disjointed
- To put out of joint; dislocate.
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