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 Then the joystick is disconnected and Pager is shown moving the cursor using only his brain. Jack Guy, CNN, "Elon Musk's Neuralink claims monkeys can play Pong using just their minds," 9 Apr. 2021 In our personal relationships, differences in communication styles can lead to feeling disconnected or not listened to. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Equal time? Why time is a social justice issue," 5 Apr. 2021 Indeed, Christiansen has come to see pleasure as a human right from which we are often disconnected. New York Times, "How a Fruit-Filled Garden Inspired a New Wellness Brand," 2 Apr. 2021 Working from home can cause people to feel disconnected from the team and unclear about priorities, deadlines, goals and measuring progress. Eric Castro, Forbes, "Four Ways To Help Your Remote Staff Excel," 19 Mar. 2021 But mixing and mingling with so many people for too long can leave you feeling a bit disconnected from your authentic self. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for March 9, 2021," 9 Mar. 2021 By now the videos total more than 400, each an artifact of a disconnected time. New York Times, "Instant Artifacts of a Disconnected Time (and Lots of Hugh Dancy)," 16 Mar. 2021 Patient data is overwhelmingly disconnected, scattered between insurance companies, general practitioner offices, specialist venues, pharmacies and elsewhere. Lital Marom, Forbes, "Healthcare Revolution In The Platform Economy," 1 Mar. 2021 Prior to the renovation, the home had a room added on which was very bright and airy, yet felt very disconnected from the rest of the home. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Leanne Ford Turned a Dated Pittsburgh Home Into a Cozy, Minimalist Haven," 25 Feb. 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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12 Apr 2021

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“Disconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnected. Accessed 16 Apr. 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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