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disjunct

Syllabification: dis·junct

Definition of disjunct in English:

adjective

Pronunciation: /disˈjəNGkt
 
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1Disjoined and distinct from one another: these items of evidence are just phrases and clauses, often wildly disjunct
More example sentences
  • Species with normally disjunct distributions or widely separated populations may also indicate that more than one taxonomic entity is represented.
  • Along the precipitous slopes of the upper Yangtze Gorge, dwarf blue sheep and blue sheep occupy disjunct habitats separated by a belt of subtropical forest.
  • Because of their extreme isolation from the centers of distribution in central Tennessee, the potential exists for the disjunct Illinois populations to be genetically distinct.
1.1Of or relating to the movement of a melody from one note to another by a leap.
Example sentences
  • For example, some of the higher, faster, disjunct passages in the scherzo are quite awkward to play in the ‘leggiero’ manner indicated.
  • I encourage my students, especially those who do not play piano as their primary instrument, to use a straight line for stepwise motion and a curved line to show disjunct motion.
  • Larger scales are constructed from conjunct or disjunct tetrachords.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈdisjəNGkt
 
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1 Logic Each of the terms of a disjunctive proposition.
Example sentences
  • By referring to a dichotomous tree, Tusi shows how to choose the proper disjunction relative to the terms in the disjuncts.
  • Again, it is not merely the truth values of the disjuncts that are important, but the existence of a connection of a certain kind between them.
  • In this case, p and q are the disjuncts of the disjunction.
2 Grammar another term for sentence adverb.
Example sentences
  • Most adverbs that function as conjuncts or disjuncts may have other functions.
  • A disjunct expresses the speaker or writer's attitude to what is being described in the sentence.
  • If too comes after the adverb it is probably a disjunct (meaning also) and is usually set off with a comma:

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin disjunctus 'disjoined, separated', from the verb disjungere.

Words that rhyme with disjunct

conjunct, defunct, injunct

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