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 At Perspectium, Loo found a way to automate the transfer of information between disconnected software programs often used by corporate giants, linking them in a way that allows quick data transfer between platforms. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Perspectium, founded by ex-ServiceNow engineer, gets acquired by Seattle-based startup," 27 Apr. 2021 With the pandemic, and lockdowns in place, Nielsen was unable to visit any panel households and, at best, fixed any breakdowns or disconnected equipment remotely. Brad Adgate, Forbes, "As Their Ratings Drop TV Networks Fault Nielsen; Media Researchers Weigh In," 20 Apr. 2021 An employee was hired remotely during the pandemic and feels disconnected. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, "Everybody gets a vaccine! 💉," 6 Apr. 2021 This unreal, disconnected situation cannot be allowed to continue, and the intersection must be reopened immediately. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Reopening 38th and Chicago, George Floyd settlement, mining, the Catholic Church," 16 Mar. 2021 In some cases, his patients really can’t breathe, like if their ventilator tube becomes disconnected. al, "“This is war. This is the fight right now,” says Alabama COVID-19 nurse," 25 Dec. 2020 Many teachers have felt quite disconnected from their students during the pandemic. Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, "Homeroom: My Daughter Is Falling Behind," 6 Apr. 2021 Sacks did not return a request for comment on social media and a number listed for him disconnected when The Chronicle tried calling. Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, "Biggest donor to Chesa Boudin recall campaign is a tech investor and former PayPal exec," 25 Mar. 2021 Was there a specific moment that felt really disconnected? Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "With Kid90, Soleil Moon Frye Takes Us Into The Private World Of Hollywood Child Stars," 18 Mar. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Disconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnected. Accessed 8 May. 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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