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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disjunct  \Dis*junct"\,  a.  [L.  disjunctus  p.  p.  of  disjungere  to 
  disjoin.  See  {Disjoin},  and  cf  {Disjoint}.] 
  1.  Disjoined;  separated.  [R.] 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  the  head,  thorax,  and  abdomen  separated 
  by  a  deep  constriction. 
 
  {Disjunct  tetrachords}  (Mus.),  tetrachords  so  disposed  to 
  each  other  that  the  gravest  note  of  the  upper  is  one  note 
  higher  than  the  acutest  note  of  the  other 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disjunct 
  adj  1:  (music)  progressing  melodically  by  intervals  larger  than  a 
  major  second  [ant:  {conjunct}] 
  2:  (zoology)  having  deep  constrictions  separating  head,  thorax, 
  and  abdomen,  as  in  insects 
  3:  marked  by  separation  of  or  from  usually  contiguous  elements; 
  "little  isolated  worlds,  as  abruptly  disjunct  and 
  unexpected  as  a  palm-shaded  well  in  the  Sahara"- 
  Scientific  Monthly  [syn:  {isolated}] 
  4:  used  of  distributions,  as  of  statistical  or  natural 
  populations;  "disjunct  distribution  of  king  crabs" 




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