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disjoint adj : having no elements in common


1 part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president" [syn: disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite]
2 separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking it" [syn: disarticulate]
3 make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of [syn: disjoin] [ant: join]
4 become separated, disconnected or disjoint [syn: disjoin] [ant: join]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. not smooth or continuous; disjointed
  2. (not used in the comparative or superlative) Of two or more sets, having no members in common; having an intersection equal to the empty set.


having no members in common

Related terms


  1. to render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection


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Extensive Definition

Disjoint may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abrupt, alienate, break up, cast off, cast out, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, disarrange, disarray, disarticulate, discompose, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dislocate, disorganize, displace, disrupt, dissever, dissociate, disturb, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, estrange, expel, isolate, leave, luxate, mess up, muddle, part, pull away, pull back, pull out, rummage, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, sever, shut off, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, step aside, subtract, sunder, throw off, throw out, uncouple, unhinge, unjoint, unseat, unyoke, upset, withdraw
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