disjointed

[dis-join-tid] /dɪsˈdʒɔɪn tɪd/
adjective
1.
having the joints or connections separated:
"a disjointed fowl."
2.
disconnected; incoherent:
"a disjointed discourse."
3.
Entomology, disjunct (def 3).
Origin
1580–90; disjoint + -ed2
Related forms
disjointedly, adverb
disjointedness, noun
undisjointed, adjective
Synonyms
2. rambling, confused, chaotic, disordered.

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
1400–50; late Middle English disjointen to destroy < Anglo-French, Old French desjoint, past participle of desjoindre to disjoin
Example Sentences for disjointed
Sometimes her whole body seemed as if the bones were disjointed in every part, and her head was in extreme disorder and pain.
It is a bewildering, rambling compilations of disjointed news-clippings taken completely out of context for maximum distortion.
Critics have called the movement disjointed, and lacking in focus.
But even saying that, the book was weirdly disjointed.
But over the months the disjointed crew had gotten really good.
His account was at once more disjointed and far more specific than that.
Too much focus on finding those good at the small solutions will leave a disjointed system of clever but non-integrable software.
In seconds, what had been a disjointed clinical story clicked into focus.
The book is disjointed, obviously written in batches during the campaign.
In lesser hands it would surely end up disjointed and pretentious.
British Dictionary definitions for disjointed
disjoint (dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt)
 
vb
1.  to take apart or come apart at the joints
2.  (tr) to disunite or disjoin
3.  to dislocate or become dislocated
4.  (tr; usually passive) to end the unity, sequence, or coherence of
 
adj
5.  maths (of two sets) having no members in common
6.  obsolete disjointed

disjointed (dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd)
 
adj
1.  having no coherence; disconnected
2.  separated at the joint
3.  dislocated
 
dis'jointedly
 
adv
 
dis'jointedness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for disjointed
disjointed
c.1643, from disjoint (n.) "a dilemma, distress" (late 14c.), probably influenced by lit. sense in O.Fr. desjointe "separation, rupture."
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disjointed 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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