disjoint

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From Old French desjoindre

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disjoint (comparative more disjoint, superlative most disjoint)

  1. not smooth or continuous; disjointed
  2. (set theory) (not used in the comparative or superlative) Of two or more sets, having no members in common; having an intersection equal to the empty set.

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disjoint (third-person singular simple present disjoints, present participle disjointing, simple past and past participle disjointed)

  1. To render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
    to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint poultry by carving
    • Prior
      Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame, / But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame?
    • Longfellow
      Some half-ruined wall / Disjointed and about to fall.
  2. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent.
    a disjointed speech
  3. To fall into pieces.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

disjoint m (feminine disjointe, masculine plural disjoints, feminine plural disjointes)

  1. past participle of disjoindre

Adjective[edit]

disjoint m (feminine disjointe, masculine plural disjoints, feminine plural disjointes)

  1. disjoint, unattached