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disjoint

[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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to come apart.
  2. to be dislocated; be out of joint.
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adjective
  1. Mathematics.
    1. (of two sets) having no common elements.
    2. (of a system of sets) having the property that every pair of sets is disjoint.
  2. Obsolete. disjointed; out of joint.
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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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Related Words

dismember, disarrange, dislocate, luxate, disarticulate

Examples from the Web for disjoint

Historical Examples

  • Take a couple of fine ones, and cut them up, or disjoint them.

    Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

    Eliza Leslie

  • With this, he indignantly jerked his rod from the water and began to disjoint it.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Clean and disjoint the chicken, and boil until tender in water to cover.

  • Disjoint, cut the breast into four pieces, cut the thigh and leg apart.

  • It is not in my power to disjoint my nature and reconstruct it with iron!


British Dictionary definitions for disjoint

disjoint

verb
  1. to take apart or come apart at the joints
  2. (tr) to disunite or disjoin
  3. to dislocate or become dislocated
  4. (tr; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of
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adjective
  1. maths (of two sets) having no members in common
  2. obsolete disjointed
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disjoint in Medicine

disjoint

(dĭs-joint)
v.
  1. To put out of joint; dislocate.
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