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[adj] (mathematics) having no elements in common
[v] become separated, disconnected or disjoint
[v] make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
[v] separate at the joints, as of a chicken
[v] part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

Misc. Definitions

\Dis*joint"\, a. [OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre. See {Disjoin}.] Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to {conjoint}. --Milton.
\Dis*joint"\, n. [From OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre. See {Disjoint}, v. t.] Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. [Obs.] ``I stand in such disjoint.'' --Chaucer.
\Dis*joint"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disjointing}.]
1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving. Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame, But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? --Prior.
2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint and edifice. Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall. --Longfellow.
3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
\Dis*joint"\, v. i. To fall in pieces. --Shak.

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