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disjuncture

[dis-juhngk-cher] /dɪsˈdʒʌŋk tʃər/
noun
1.
the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined; disjunction.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin disjunctūra, equivalent to Latin disjunct(us) (see disjunct) + -ūra -ure
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  • Interestingly, the disjuncture between artist and subject is matched by the sitters' own alienation from one another.
Word Origin and History for disjuncture
n.

c.1400, surgical, "dislocation," from Latin; see dis- + juncture. Figurative use from 1680s.

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