disjunct

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From dis- + Latin junctus (joined).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈdʒʌŋkt/, /dɪsˈdʒʊŋkt/

NounEdit

disjunct (plural disjuncts)

  1. The state of being disjointed; disjointedness; a disconnect.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 1:
      Knowing for ourselves that a large disjunct existed between what could be read at NIE and what could be heard, we set about devising a way to measure what we were familiar with hearing.
  2. (logic) One of multiple propositions, any of which, if true, confirm the validity of another proposition (a disjunction).
  3. (linguistics) Any sentence element that is not fully integrated into the clausal structure of the sentence.
  4. (linguistics) An adverbial that expresses the speaker's or writer's attitude towards, or descriptive statement of, the propositional content of the associated clause or sentence.

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AdjectiveEdit

disjunct (comparative more disjunct, superlative most disjunct)

  1. Separate; discontinuous; not connected.
  2. (botany) Occurring in widely separated geographic areas.

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