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  • (settheory) (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.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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?

2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice.

Some half-ruined wall
Disjointed and about to fall.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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