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Disjoint  v. t.  (past & past part. disjointed; pres. part. disjointing)  
To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving. "Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame, But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame?"
To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice. "Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall."
To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Disjoint" Quotes from Famous Books

... frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer, Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep In the affliction of these terrible dreams That shake ...
— Literary Remains, Vol. 2 • Coleridge

... now and then after supper. This bird—it is the red-eyed vireo—has an oddly persistent, pragmatic note, which can hardly be called singing, being more like declamation and somewhat disconnected and disjoint, as if the "preacher" were laying down certain truths and facts and seeking by constant iteration to impress them upon dullards. Betwixt every one of these short sentences, there is a little pause, as if the preacher were waiting ...
— When Life Was Young - At the Old Farm in Maine • C. A. Stephens

Words linked to "Disjoint" :   separate, break, break up, divorce, join, split, mathematics, disjoin

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