disjunct :

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  • a  progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
  • s  having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
  • s  marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
    little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly
  • s  used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations
    disjunct distribution of king crabs

  • It has a distinctively "American" sound derived from Charles Ives, opening with a questioning overture of bold, disjunct octaves.

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