In set theory, two sets are said to be disjoint if their intersection is the empty set; in other words, there is no element which is a member of both sets.

More generally, a collection of sets is pairwise disjoint if no pair of sets in the collection has non-empty intersection.

Dis*joint" (?), a. [OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre. See Disjoin.]

Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.



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Dis*joint", n. [From OF. desjoint, p. p. of desjoindre. See Disjoint, v. t.]

Difficult situation; dilemma; strait.

[Obs.] "I stand in such disjoint."



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Dis*joint", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disjointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disjointing.]


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.


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.


To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.


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Dis*joint", v. i.

To fall in pieces.



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