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disjunct

[adj. dis-juhngkt; n. dis-juhngkt] /adj. dɪsˈdʒʌŋkt; n. ˈdɪs dʒʌŋkt/
adjective
1.
disjoined; separated.
2.
Music. progressing melodically by intervals larger than a second.
3.
Entomology. having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by deep constrictions; disjoined; disjointed.
noun
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin disjunctus separated, past participle of disjungere to disjoin; see junction
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Examples from the web for disjunct
  • disjunct populations occur in different areas adjacent to the continuous range.
  • The new captures indicated that several occupied habitats once thought to be disjunct are continuous.
  • Also included are species disjunct from the tundra, alpine meadows, and salt marshes.
  • Also considered critical are some peripheral species which are at risk throughout their range, and some disjunct populations.
  • Some species may be disjunct long distances from cooler areas.
British Dictionary definitions for disjunct

disjunct

adjective (dɪsˈdʒʌŋkt)
1.
not united or joined
2.
(of certain insects) having deep constrictions between the head, thorax, and abdomen
3.
(music) denoting two notes the interval between which is greater than a second
noun (ˈdɪsdʒʌŋkt)
4.
(logic) one of the propositions or formulas in a disjunction
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