- disjoining; separating or causing to separate
- having to do with disjunction
- Gram. indicating a contrast or an alternative between words, clauses, etc.: in “John or Bob may go, but their sister may not,” “or” and “but” are disjunctive conjunctions
- Logic designating or including a compound proposition consisting of two alternatives joined by or
Origin of disjunctiveMiddle English disjunctif from Classical Latin disjunctivus
Gram. a disjunctive conjunction
- Serving to separate or divide.
- Grammar Serving to establish a relationship of contrast or opposition. The conjunction but in the phrase poor but comfortable is disjunctive.
- Logic a. Of a proposition that presents two or more alternative terms.b. Of a syllogism that contains a disjunction as one premise.
A disjunctive conjunction.
(comparative more disjunctive, superlative most disjunctive)
- (logic) A disjunction.