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 All three phone lines were out of service or disconnected. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Freep.com, "Paul Whelan and family continue to fight a year after he's accused of spying in Russia," 22 Jan. 2020 Water, natural gas and electricity service were all disconnected. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend storm brings 'catastrophic' damage to areas along Lake Michigan shoreline," 13 Jan. 2020 Sam traverses America for a company called Bridges, transporting packages and supplies to a now-disconnected civilization. Nick Romano, EW.com, "How Death Stranding with Norman Reedus bridges the gap between videogames and cinema," 14 Nov. 2019 The first 45 minutes came and went without a single shot on target from the visitors, who looked disconnected going forward. SI.com, "Everton 1-1 Tottenham: Cenk Tosun Header Earns a Point as Fixture Is Marred by Andre Gomes Injury," 3 Nov. 2019 Jennifer’s phone has been disconnected and there hasn’t been any activity on her social pages, which the family said is extremely unusual for her. NBC News, "Six years of Dateline's Missing in America: 134 still missing," 5 Dec. 2019 Stavridis believes most of us still want to be part of a society that is dependable, predictable and stable while living in a world that is often chaotic, disconnected and thematically barren. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "'Sailing True North,' with a decorated Navy admiral, on tap at next Kentucky Author Forum," 3 Dec. 2019 Munroe's book does not have a theme, making the chapters a set of disconnected and self-contained short stories. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks," 22 Sep. 2019 When the button is pressed, the power to the microphones is disconnected and a red light is illuminated. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "This simple trick stops Google, Amazon and Facebook from listening to you all the time," 31 Dec. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

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“Disconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnected. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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