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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
1580-1590
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
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  • Sometimes her whole body seemed as if the bones were disjointed in every part, and her head was in extreme disorder and pain.
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  • 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

disjointed

/dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd/
adjective
1.
having no coherence; disconnected
2.
separated at the joint
3.
dislocated
Derived Forms
disjointedly, adverb
disjointedness, noun

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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Word Origin and History for disjointed
adj.

1640s, past participle adjective from disjoint (mid-15c.), from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disjungere, from dis- (see dis-) + jungere (see jugular).

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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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