disjuncture disjuncture

Definition(s):

  • (n) state of being disconnected

Usage(s):

  1. There was an odd disjuncture: the market's implosion seemed to be a frightful rendezvous with reality and, at the same time, an unhinged flight of fantasy.
  2. The disjuncture between law and practice may be extreme in France, but it is not unique.
  3. But the one thing it cannot reliably do is fix the extreme disjuncture between Bacon's figures and their backgrounds.

News

  • An invitation to the unfamiliar

    Brown-RISD Dual Degree exhibition embodies disjuncture between the strange and domestic
    on January 28, 2014     Source: The Brown Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. "My conscience is profoundly unsettled at the moment and there seems to be a moral disjuncture between the suffering of these students and my own approbation," Bachchan, 66, wrote in a letter to the university which he posted on his blog....
    on May 31, 2009 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source: Reuters

  2. "The power grab in the financial regulatory bill is a perfect example. It was this disjuncture between a problem that could be solved with specific legislation, and the nationalizing of an entire industry, that Boehner was addressing. But Obama...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Dick Morris Source: NewsMax.com

  3. In explaining the point, Professor Nettleford said: "Just think of a chambermaid in a deluxe hotel, tending a room for our visitors, then she has to leave and go to a shack not very far away. That disjuncture is just too much for her to cope with,...
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: Rex Nettleford Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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