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From Latin disjunctīvus (placed in opposition).

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disjunctive (comparative more disjunctive, superlative most disjunctive)

  1. Not connected; separated.
    • 1985, John Jones, Dostoevsky, Oxford University Press, USA
      That broken comb exemplifies the apparently inexhaustible strength of the novel's flotsam, its disjunctive detail which makes nevertheless for tonal coherence.
  2. (grammar, of a personal pronoun) Not used in immediate conjunction with the verb of which the pronoun is the subject.
  3. Tending to disjoin; separating.
  4. (music) Relating to disjunct tetrachords.
    • 2005, Simon P. Keefe, The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto, Cambridge University Press (→ISBN), page 206:
      [] that the phrase should be articulated in one breath; failing this, Quantz recommends that breath should be taken wherever possible on tied notes, between disjunctive notes of continuous semiquavers or at other equivalent moments.
  5. (logic) Of or related to a disjunction.
    • 1873, Sir William Hamilton, Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, page 235:
      An opposition of contrariety is not of purely logical concernment; and a disjunctive syllogism with characters opposed in contrariety, in fact, consists of as many pure disjunctive syllogisms as there are opposing predicates.

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disjunctive (plural disjunctives)

  1. (logic) A disjunction.
    • L. H. Atwater
      Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals.
  2. (grammar) A disjunct.

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disjūnctīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of disjūnctīvus