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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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?   --Prior.
 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.   --Longfellow.
 3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·joint·ed, a. Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. -- Dis*joint*ed*ly, adv. -- Dis*joint*ed*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of
             instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the
             world"; "disconnected fragments of a story";
             "scattered thoughts" [syn: confused, disconnected,
              disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]
      2: taken apart at the joints; "a disjointed fowl"
      3: separated at the joint; "a dislocated knee"; "a separated
         shoulder" [syn: dislocated, separated]