- serving or tending to disjoin; separating; dividing; distinguishing.
- syntactically setting two or more expressions in opposition to each other, as but in poor but happy, or expressing an alternative, as or in this or that.
- not syntactically dependent upon some particular expression.
- characterizing propositions that are disjunctions.
- (of a syllogism) containing at least one disjunctive proposition as a premise.
- a statement, course of action, etc., involving alternatives.
- Logic. disjunction(def 2a).
- Grammar. a disjunctive word.
- serving to disconnect or separate
- denoting a word, esp a conjunction, that serves to express opposition or contrast: but in the sentence She was poor but she was honest
- denoting an inflection of pronouns in some languages that is used alone or after a preposition, such as moi in French
- Also: alternative logic relating to, characterized by, or containing disjunction
- a disjunctive word, esp a conjunction
- a disjunctive pronoun
- logic a disjunctive proposition; disjunction