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disjuncture (n.)

"act of disjointing, state of being disjointed," c. 1400, originally surgical, "dislocation," from Medieval Latin disjunctura, from Latin disiungere from dis- (see dis-) + iungere "to join together," from nasalized form of PIE root *yeug- "to join." Figurative use from 1680s.

Origin and meaning of disjuncture

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