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disjoint

[dis-joint] /dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to separate or disconnect the joints or joinings of.
2.
to put out of order; derange.
verb (used without object)
3.
to come apart.
4.
to be dislocated; be out of joint.
adjective
5.
Mathematics.
  1. (of two sets) having no common elements.
  2. (of a system of sets) having the property that every pair of sets is disjoint.
6.
Obsolete. disjointed; out of joint.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English disjointen to destroy < Anglo-French, Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre to disjoin
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Examples for disjoint
  • Remove wing by cutting through skin and flesh around upper wing joint which lies next to body, then disjoint from body.
  • Phylogenetically, the two populations are similar in age but substantially disjoint.
  • It seems that on this locus the two populations were disjoint, they exhibited no substantial overlap.
  • At each level of the pyramid, the frame is divided into disjoint fixed size blocks as in the simple block determination approach.
  • Each of the three right generators selects a disjoint subsequence of the sequence constructed by the left generator's sequence.
  • Yes, but they are mostly disjoint to provide a wide area of coverage.
  • Subfields, once viewed as quite disjoint, are now seen as part of a whole.
  • Use the addition rule for disjoint events and the multiplication rule for independent events.
British Dictionary definitions for disjoint

disjoint

/dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt/
verb
1.
to take apart or come apart at the joints
2.
(transitive) to disunite or disjoin
3.
to dislocate or become dislocated
4.
(transitive; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of
adjective
5.
(maths) (of two sets) having no members in common
6.
(obsolete) disjointed
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disjoint in Medicine

disjoint dis·joint (dĭs-joint')
v. dis·joint·ed, dis·joint·ing, dis·joints
To put out of joint; dislocate.

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