- syntactically setting two or more expressions in opposition to each other, as but in poor but happy, or expressing an alternative, as or in this or that.
- not syntactically dependent upon some particular expression.
- characterizing propositions that are disjunctions.
- (of a syllogism) containing at least one disjunctive proposition as a premise.
Origin of disjunctive
Examples from the Web for disjunctive
Historical Examples of disjunctive
They are chiefly of two sorts, the Copulative and Disjunctive.The Comic English Grammar
The disjunctive, therefore, not the copulative, is the proper conjunction.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
A Dilemma is a combination of Hypothetical and Disjunctive propositions.Logic, Inductive and Deductive
Conjunctions are of two sorts, the Copulative and the Disjunctive.Sketch of Grammar of the Chippeway Languages
Conjunctions are divided into two sorts, the Copulative and Disjunctive.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
- denoting a word, esp a conjunction, that serves to express opposition or contrast: but in the sentence She was poor but she was honest
- denoting an inflection of pronouns in some languages that is used alone or after a preposition, such as moi in French
- a disjunctive word, esp a conjunction
- a disjunctive pronoun