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disjunctive


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disjunctive  \Dis*junc"tive\,  a.  [L.  disjunctivus:  cf  F. 
  disjonctif.] 
  1.  Tending  to  disjoin;  separating;  disjoining. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  Pertaining  to  disjunct  tetrachords.  ``Disjunctive 
  notes.''  --Moore  (Encyc.  of  Music). 
 
  {Disjunctive  conjunction}  (Gram.),  one  connecting 
  grammatically  two  words  or  clauses,  expressing  at  the  same 
  time  an  opposition  or  separation  inherent  in  the  notions 
  or  thoughts;  as  either  or  neither,  nor  but  although, 
  except,  lest,  etc 
 
  {Disjunctive  proposition},  one  in  which  the  parts  are 
  connected  by  disjunctive  conjunctions;  as  it  is  either  day 
  or  night. 
 
  {Disjunctive  syllogism}  (Logic),  one  in  which  the  major 
  proposition  is  disjunctive;  as  the  earth  moves  in  a 
  circle  or  an  ellipse;  but  in  does  not  move  in  a  circle, 
  therefore  it  moves  in  an  ellipse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disjunctive  \Dis*junc"tive\,  n. 
  a  (Gram.)  A  disjunctive  conjunction. 
  b  (Logic)  A  disjunctive  proposition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disjunctive 
  adj  :  serving  or  tending  to  divide  or  separate  [ant:  {conjunctive}] 




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