Hypertext Webster Gateway: "disjointed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Disjoint \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 and edifice.

Some half-ruined wall Disjointed and about to fall.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Disjointed \Dis*joint"ed\, a.
Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. --
{Dis*joint"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*joint"ed*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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}]

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