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disjuncture Line breaks: dis|junc¦ture
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈdʒʌŋ(k)tʃə/

Definition of disjuncture in English:


A separation or disconnection: the monstrous disjuncture between his private and his public life
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  • His film makes good use of the cultural disjunctures that are commonplace now in an urban setting (in this case Shanghai), like the rank pollution of the otherwise picturesque Suzhou River itself.
  • ‘Wright's work with its uneasy disjuncture between form and content, produces the visceral sense of that sad knowledge’.
  • The disjuncture between the lived reality and the represented reality is also a function of the way the medium works, its rules of the game and the peculiar way in which peer and market pressures operate on it.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin disjunctura, from Latin disjunct- 'disjoined' (see disjunct).

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