# Definitions for: Disjoint

[adj] (mathematics) having no elements in common
[v] become separated, disconnected or disjoint
[v] make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
[v] separate at the joints, as of a chicken
[v] part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*joint", a. [OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre.
See Disjoin.]
Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint. --Milton.

Dis*joint", n. [From OF. desjoint, p. p. of
desjoindre. See Disjoint, v. t.]
Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. [Obs.] ``I stand in
such disjoint.'' --Chaucer.

Dis*joint", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disjointed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Disjointing.]
1. 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? --Prior.

2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts
are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to
disjoint and edifice.

Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall.
--Longfellow.

3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make
incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

Dis*joint", v. i.
To fall in pieces. --Shak.

Synonyms: disarticulate, disassociate, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, separate

Antonyms: bring together, conjoin, join

See Also: break, break up, disjoint, disunite, divide, part, part, separate, separate, split, split up

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