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disconnected

[dis-kuh-nek-tid] /ˌdɪs kəˈnɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
disjointed; broken.
2.
not coherent; seemingly irrational:
a disconnected argument.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; disconnect + -ed2
Related forms
disconnectedly, adverb
disconnectedness, noun
undisconnected, adjective
undisconnectedly, adverb
Synonyms
2. confused, rambling, incoherent, disjointed.
Antonyms
2. cogent, logical, coherent.

disconnect

[dis-kuh-nekt] /ˌdɪs kəˈnɛkt/
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
Related forms
disconnecter, noun
disconnective, adjective
disconnectiveness, noun
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Examples for disconnected
  • 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.
  • The wealth gap explains why congresspeople seem so terribly disconnected from the plight of the populous.
  • It's disconnected from feeling, and an eerie blankness-it's too shallow to be called nihilism-undermines even the best scenes.
  • Clearly, these two things aren't entirely disconnected.
  • Conspiracy theories work because people feel disenfranchised, are disconnected from power.
  • Their hip bones were also disconnected from their spines.
  • The two events are disconnected, but it's fascinating to see them happening on the same day.
British Dictionary definitions for disconnected

disconnected

/ˌdɪskəˈnɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
not rationally connected; confused or incoherent
2.
not connected or joined
Derived Forms
disconnectedly, adverb
disconnectedness, noun

disconnect

/ˌdɪskəˈnɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket)
noun
2.
a lack of a connection; disconnection a disconnect between political discourse and the public
Derived Forms
disconnecter, noun
disconnection, disconnexion, noun
disconnective, adjective
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Word Origin and History for disconnected

disconnect

v.

1770; see dis- + connect. Perhaps a back-formation from disconnection. Related: Disconnected; disconnecting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for disconnected

disconnect

noun

A disagreement; an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding): Disconnect. It means a breakdown in communication (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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