Definition of Disjunct

1. Adjective. Progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second.

Category relationships: Music
Antonyms: Conjunct

2. Adjective. Having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Divided

3. Adjective. Marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements. "Little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"
Exact synonyms: Isolated
Similar to: Separate

4. Adjective. Used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations. "Disjunct distribution of king crabs"

Definition of Disjunct

1. a. Disjoined; separated.

Definition of Disjunct

1. Noun. (logic) One of multiple propositions, any of which, if true, confirm the validity of another proposition (a disjunction) ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) Any sentence element that is not fully integrated into the clausal structure of the sentence. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) An adverbial that expresses the speaker's or writer's attitude towards, or descriptive statement of, the propositional content of the associated clause or sentence. ¹

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Definition of Disjunct

1. an alternative in a logical disjunction [n -S]

Medical Definition of Disjunct

1. 1. Disjoined; separated. 2. Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction. Disjunct tetrachords, tetrachords so disposed to each other that the gravest note of the upper is one note higher than the acutest note of the other. Origin: L. Disjunctus, p. P. Of disjungere to disjoin. See Disjoin, and cf. Disjoint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disjunct

disjoined pyeloplasty
disjunct (current term)
disjunction mutant
disjunctive absorption
disjunctive conjunction
disjunctive normal form

Literary usage of Disjunct

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1907)
"Even in conjunct passages they scorned its use ; though the obnoxious intervals were as sternly condemned in conjunct as in disjunct movement. ..."

2. A Course of Counterpoint and Fugue by Luigi Cherubini (1841)
"Considered with reference to melody only, a conjunct movement is that in which the notes succeed one another by degrees, thus : -e- -oIA disjunct movement ..."

3. The Complete Mathematical and General Navigation Tables: Including Every by Thomas Kerigan (1838)
"One is called the middle part, and the other two the extremes conjunct or disjunct. The middle part, and also the extremes conjunct or disjunct, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1864)
"On examining a single compound tone, we may separate its partial tones into two groups: the first disjunct, which will never beat with each other; ..."

5. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1891)
"From Kumoi to Iwato, exactly the same transition is made, the disjunct trichord being lifted another stage. The permanency in pitch of the 1st and 2nd ..."

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