dis·​con·​nect·​ed | \ ˌdis-kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce disconnected (audio) \

Definition of disconnected

: not connected : separate also : incoherent a disconnected narrative

Other Words from disconnected

disconnectedly adverb
disconnectedness noun

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Examples of disconnected in a Sentence

The phone lines are all disconnected. Her biography reads like a series of disconnected stories.
Recent Examples on the Web In national contexts, centralized leadership models are highly problematic, people feel disconnected from government and do not see institutions delivering for them. Michael Sheldrick, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 On the other hand, disconnected technologies handcuff continuous progress. Zack Hamilton, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Prior to Mayor Greg Ballard's administration in 2008, Indianapolis had 3 miles of disconnected bike lanes. Kayla Dwyer, IndyStar, 2 May 2022 Rather than a network of disconnected workplace technologies that couldn’t talk to each other, employees enjoyed one searchable virtual environment. Joe Peppard And Kristine Dery, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 Let go of the habits that are keeping you disconnected from yourself and those around you. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2022 Worker burnout and mental health stresses aren’t the only areas where HQ and employees are disconnected. Christine Trodella, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2022 The popularity of Avis with online traders has inclined its shares toward outsize moves that sometimes seem disconnected from the economic outlook. Karen Langley, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 The analysis by ProPublica and Outlier found that from April 2020 through December 2021, the last month for which data is available, DTE disconnected accounts 208,000 times for nonpayment. Agnel Philip, ProPublica, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disconnected

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disconnected was in 1751

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19 May 2022

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“Disconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnected. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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