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Definition of "disjunct" [dis•junct]

  • Characterized by separation. (adjective)
  • Music Relating to progression by intervals larger than major seconds. (adjective)
  • Zoology Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects. (adjective)
  • Logic A term in a disjunction. (noun)
  • An adverbial phrase that modifies a sentence in order to suggest the speaker's commentary on the content of the sentence, as with sadly in Sadly, we have no more dessert left. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disjunct" in a sentence
  • "The cause of the disjunct is the difference between what you think is the female role, and what the female role actually is in today’s society."
  • "This, Dr Ng said, shows a "disjunct" in the theory that "good government stifles"."
  • "Four of those systems are disjunct, meaning they really have no business in the region."