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disjunction (noun) difference between two things expected to be in agreement with each other.

A disjunction between word and deed is the two being different from one another. Our not doing what we say we will do is a case of disjunction. A disjunction between the mind and the body is a state of difference between the condition of the mind and that of the body. They should act together as one unit, and if they do not, (if thinking of one thing we talk of something else), there is a disjunction between the two. 'A disjunction between the objectives of his association and his personal beliefs' is the difference between what his association has set to achieve and his personal beliefs.

  • For students who study abroad there will be a great disjunction between the culture, customs, traditions, and education practices of their home country and those of their host country.
  • The two world wars caused a disjunction among the members of the same families, who, separated from one another, developed different ways of thinking and attitudes. There was a problem of readjustment when they were reunited.
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