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

Definition of disconnected

: not connected : separate also : incoherent a disconnected narrative

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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 Under pressure from Utah politicians, Trump cut Bears Ears to just 200,000 acres in two disconnected units. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "President Joe Biden’s order to review Utah monuments leaves options open, but expansion all but certain," 25 Jan. 2021 Across Indiana's long-term care system, a person could end up in seven or eight disconnected databases, Rusyniak said. Emily Hopkins, The Indianapolis Star, "Reforms are coming to Indiana's nursing home system. Here's what they mean for Hoosiers.," 21 Jan. 2021 The ecologists were like the early astronomers, studying disconnected slivers of the sky with their single telescopes. New York Times, "Skip to site index," 12 Jan. 2021 That’s a big plus in a world where high center-of-gravity crossovers can often feel disconnected from the road. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Toyota Avalon gives richer Lexus cousin a run for the money (review)," 9 Jan. 2021 There was an immediate outcry: The women already felt disconnected and didn’t want their sense of isolation exacerbated, Ms. Ré said. New York Times, "‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic," 4 Jan. 2021 The members of the Cheng family, having arrived from China at different times, are wildly disconnected. The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 14 Dec. 2020 Prices and valuations increasingly become disconnected from reality. Mellody Hobson And John W. Rogers Jr., WSJ, "How to Understand This Crazy Year in Investing—and What to Do Now," 11 Dec. 2020 These moments contribute to our sense of identity, and not doing them makes use feel disconnected, which then takes a toll on our own mental state, Winch explains. Sarah Digiulio, Good Housekeeping, "8 Expert-Backed Ways to Reclaim "Me Time" and Personal Space at Home," 7 Dec. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2021

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“Disconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnected. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of disconnected

: not connected to something (such as a power source)
: not having parts joined together in a logical way

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