Definition of disjunct in English:

disjunct

Line breaks: dis|junct
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪsdʒʌŋ(k)t
 
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noun

1 Logic Each of the terms of a disjunctive proposition.
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  • 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.
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  • 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:

adjective

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Disjoined and distinct from one another: a series of disjunct chords
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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