disconnected

[dis-kuh-nek-tid]

Origin:
1775–85; disconnect + -ed2

disconnectedly, adverb
disconnectedness, noun
undisconnected, adjective
undisconnectedly, adverb


2. confused, rambling, incoherent, disjointed.


2. cogent, logical, coherent.
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disconnect

[dis-kuh-nekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected.
verb (used without object)
2.
to sever or terminate a connection, as of a telephone; hang up: State your business and disconnect.
3.
to withdraw into one's private world: When social pressures become too great, she simply disconnects.
noun
4.
an act or instance of disconnecting, especially the suspension of telephone or cable TV service for nonpayment of service charges.

Origin:
1760–70; dis-1 + connect

disconnecter, noun
disconnective, adjective
disconnectiveness, noun
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disconnect (ˌdɪskəˈnɛkt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket)
 
n
2.  a lack of a connection; disconnection: a disconnect between political discourse and the public
 
discon'necter
 
n
 
discon'nection
 
n
 
discon'nexion
 
n
 
discon'nective
 
adj

disconnected (ˌdɪskəˈnɛktɪd)
 
adj
1.  not rationally connected; confused or incoherent
2.  not connected or joined
 
discon'nectedly
 
adv
 
discon'nectedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

disconnect
1770, from dis- + connect. Related: Disconnected.
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Example sentences
It remained disconnected from the great flows of capital-confined to the
  margins of the economy.
We need to put the brakes on all this learning and focus on getting
  disconnected from the world's research.
The power from the solar array can be disconnected at the breaker panel.
All these desultory and disconnected remarks refer to the period before the
  election.
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