disjointed

[dis-join-tid]
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

disjointedly, adverb
disjointedness, noun
undisjointed, adjective


2. rambling, confused, chaotic, disordered.
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disjoint

[dis-joint]
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.
a.
(of two sets) having no common elements.
b.
(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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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 & History

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

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Example sentences
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.
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