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disjointed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disjoint  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disjointed  \Dis*joint"ed\,  a. 
  Separated  at  the  joints;  disconnected;  incoherent.  -- 
  {Dis*joint"ed*ly},  adv  --  {Dis*joint"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disjointed 
  adj  1:  lacking  orderly  continuity;  "a  confused  set  of 
  instructions";  "a  confused  dream  about  the  end  of  the 
  world";  "disconnected  fragments  of  a  story"; 
  "scattered  thoughts"  [syn:  {confused},  {disconnected}, 
  {disordered},  {garbled},  {illogical},  {scattered},  {unconnected}] 
  2:  taken  apart  at  the  joints;  "a  disjointed  fowl" 
  3:  separated  at  the  joint;  "a  dislocated  knee";  "a  separated 
  shoulder"  [syn:  {dislocated},  {separated}] 




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