disjointedness

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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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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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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