Definitions of disjunctive

  1.   A disjunctive conjunction.
  2.   That which disjoins, as one of certain conjunctions.
  4.   Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords.
  5.   Tending to disconnect or separate.
  6.   A word which disjoins.
  7.   In gram., a word which disjoins.
  8.   A word that disjoins; a disjunctive proposition. A disjunctive conjunction, a word which unites sentences in construction, but disjoins the sense. A disjunctive proposition, a proposition which, instead of a single predicate, has several alternatives united by the disjunctive conjunction " or." A disjunctive syllogism, a syllogism with a disjunctive major premise and a categorical minor.
  9.   Separating; disjoining.
  10.   A disjunctive proposition.
  11.   Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.
  12.   A conjunction which connects grammatically two words or clauses disjoined in meaning; as, either, or, neither, nor, etc.
  13.   Helping or serving to disjoin.
  14.   Tending to disjoin; in gram., uniting words but separating sense.
  15.   Disjoining: tending to separate: ( gram.) uniting sentences but disjoining the sense, or rather, marking an adverse sense.
  16.   serving or tending to divide or separate
  17.   Separating; in gram., that unites sentences, but disjoins the sense; in logic, having its parts set in opposition.

Usage examples for disjunctive

  1. When a disjunctive word or words are used, the sign must be annexed to each word; as, " These are Charles's or James's books." ” – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  2. Then for much tobacco, the disjunctive hypothetical syllogism and the strict rigour of the game. ” – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  3. From this point of view it becomes clear that there is no difference but one of expression between the disjunctive and the conjunctive proposition. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  4. In the English language there is no separate word to distinguish the nominal from the real disjunctive – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. 9. What is a disjunctive conjunction? ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. Thus he faced about on his disjunctive conjunction, now this way, now that, until he had time to consider what was the very lowest figure he could offer as a basis for his higgling. ” – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  7. The Disjunctive form is employed when emphasis or distinctness is required. ” – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  8. When is a disjunctive maintained? ” – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  9. And thus good has always a power of combination, while evil is naturally solitary and disjunctive – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. “ 138. " When a disjunctive occurs between a singular noun, or pronoun, and a plural one, the verb is made to agree with the plural noun and pronoun." ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. As has been well remarked by Archbishop Whately and others, the disjunctive form is resolvable into the conditional; every disjunctive proposition being equivalent to two or more conditional ones. ” – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  12. 17. How does a verb agree with disjunctive nominatives? ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. The apparent difference of procedure in the case of the antecedent, namely, that it is affirmed in the partly conjunctive, but denied in the disjunctive syllogism, is due merely to the fact that in the disjunctive proposition the truth of the consequent is involved in the falsity of the antecedent, so that the antecedent being necessarily negative, to deny it in appearance is in reality to assert it. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  14. But if there are only two alternatives, the conclusion will be a simple proposition; if there are more than two, the conclusion will itself be a disjunctive – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  15. When a disjunctive conjunction occurs between a singular noun or pronoun and a plural one, the verb is made to agree with the plural noun or pronoun. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. An example of this is, when the simple propositions are connected by the particle or; as, Either A is B or C is D; or by the particle if; as, A is B if C is D. In the former case, the proposition is called disjunctive in the latter conditional: the name hypothetical was originally common to both. ” – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  17. Neither is the consequence from the second member of the disjunctive a valid inference. ” – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey