- 2 Grammaranother term for sentence adverb.
late Middle English: from Latin disjunctus 'disjoined, separated', from the verb disjungere
A sentence adverbial that provides some comment by the speaker or writer on the content of the sentence in which they appear. Disjuncts often come at or near the beginning of the sentence. In the sentences that follow the disjuncts are printed in bold:Admittedly, the enemy on this occasion was not Napoleon. Fortunately, this year’s monsoon was short but sharp, and improved water management has produced good floods. The choice of wine he is, wisely, leaving to the club. Common disjuncts include: