disjuncture

[dis-juhngk-cher]

noun

the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined; disjunction.

Nearby words

  1. disjoint,
  2. disjointed,
  3. disjunct,
  4. disjunction,
  5. disjunctive,
  6. disjune,
  7. disk,
  8. disk crank,
  9. disk crash,
  10. disk drive

Origin of disjuncture

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin disjunctūra, equivalent to Latin disjunct(us) (see disjunct) + -ūra -ure

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Word Origin and History for disjuncture

disjuncture

n.

c.1400, surgical, "dislocation," from Latin; see dis- + juncture. Figurative use from 1680s.

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