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Webster 1913 Edition


Disjunctive

Dis-junc′tive

,
Adj.
[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
,
a proposition in which the parts are connected by disjunctive conjunctions, specifying that one of two or more propositions may hold, but that no two propositions may hold at the same time; 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.

Dis-junc′tive

,
Noun.
(a)
(Gram.)
A disjunctive conjunction.
(b)
(Logic)
A disjunctive proposition.

Webster 1828 Edition


Disjunctive

DISJUNCTIVE

,
Adj.
1.
Separating; disjoining.
2.
Incapable of union. [Unusual.]
3.
In grammar, a disjunctive conjunction or connective, is a word which unites sentences or the parts of discourse in construction, but disjoins the sense, noting an alternative or opposition; as, I love him, or I fear him; I neither love him, nor fear him.
4.
In logic, a disjunctive proposition, is one in which the parts are opposed to each other, by means of disjunctive; as, it is either day or night. A disjunctive syllogism, is when the major proposition is disjunctive; as, the earth moves in a circle, or an ellipsis; but it does not move in a circle, therefore it moves in an ellipsis.

DISJUNCTIVE

,
Noun.
A word that disjoins, as or, nor neither.

Definition 2022


disjunctive

disjunctive

English

Adjective

disjunctive (comparative more disjunctive, superlative most disjunctive)

  1. Not connected; separated.
  2. (grammar, of a personal pronoun) Not used in immediate conjunction with the verb of which the pronoun is the subject. For example:
    English: me, him, them
    French: moi, toi
    Irish: é, í
  3. Tending to disjoin; separating.
  4. (music) Relating to disjunct tetrachords.
    • Moore (Encyc. of Music)
      Disjunctive notes.
  5. (logic) Of or related to a disjunction.

Antonyms

Noun

disjunctive (plural disjunctives)

  1. (logic) A disjunction.
    • L. H. Atwater
      Disjunctives may be turned into conditionals.

Latin

Adjective

disjunctīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of disjunctīvus