[ dis-joint ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of.

  2. to put out of order; derange.

verb (used without object)
  1. to come apart.

  2. to be dislocated; be out of joint.

  1. Mathematics.

    • (of two sets) having no common elements.

    • (of a system of sets) having the property that every pair of sets is disjoint.

  2. 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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How to use disjoint in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disjoint


/ (dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt) /

  1. to take apart or come apart at the joints

  2. (tr) to disunite or disjoin

  1. to dislocate or become dislocated

  2. (tr; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of

  1. maths (of two sets) having no members in common

  2. obsolete disjointed

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