- IPA: /dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt/
- Not smooth or continuous; disjointed.
- (set theory, not comparable) Of two or more sets, having no members in common; having an intersection equal to the empty set.
- German: disjunkt
- Portuguese: disjunto
disjoint (disjoints, present participle disjointing; past and past participle disjointed)
- To render disjoint#Adjective|disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
- to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint poultry by carving
- To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent.
- a disjointed speech
- (obsolete) To fall into pieces.
- c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii], page 140 ↗, column 2:
- But let the frame of things dis-ioynt, / Both the Worlds ſuffer, / Ere we will eate our Meale in feare, and ſleepe / In the affliction of theſe terrible Dreames, / That ſhake vs Nightly : Better be with the dead, / Whom we, to gayne our peace, haue ſent to peace, / Then on the torture of the Minde to lye / In reſtleſſe extaſie.
- German: zertrennen