un·​con·​nect·​ed | \ ˌən-kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce unconnected (audio) \

Definition of unconnected

: not joined, linked together, or related : not connected two unconnected plots of land unconnected events

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Recent Examples on the Web While bees, birds, and ants swarm together to mate or protect themselves against predators, these worms are able to braid themselves together to accomplish tasks that unconnected individuals can’t handle. Eric Niiler, Wired, "Researchers Are Studying These Worm Blobs to Build Robots," 17 Feb. 2021 The architects arrived at the twin tower concept, for example, after rejecting other possibilities such as placing all the apartments in a single slab, or in a pair of unconnected slabs. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Developers, architects, and Shaker Heights should sweat details of proposed Van Aken apartment towers," 24 Jan. 2021 But public health experts point out that the internet remains patchy in large parts of the country, and some remote villages are entirely unconnected. Aniruddha Ghosal, BostonGlobe.com, "India starts world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive," 16 Jan. 2021 If the pandemic has left you feeling unconnected, pick up this novel, which was selected as the One Maryland, One Book selection for 2020, and take part in a shared reading experience. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "These 10 books with Baltimore ties will get you through the holidays and just possibly self-quarantine," 24 Nov. 2020 Those two apparently unconnected, widespread bribery investigations converged in Cincinnati. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, "How FBI agents posed as Cincinnati hotel developers to catch suspects in 2 Ohio bribery scandals," 10 Nov. 2020 That has meant that across the Clark County School District, fewer than 1,000 of over 315,000 students remain unconnected, and the relationship between the ISP and the school district has been much stronger. NBC News, "Frustrated by internet service providers, cities and schools push for more data," 8 Nov. 2020 Small and apparently unconnected groups in Armenia and Azerbaijan have signed open letters that call for peace. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Azerbaijan and Armenia, a brave few call for end to fighting," 29 Oct. 2020 As mentioned in the episode, Wheeler's emotional distress and his death seem unconnected to each other. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Was Jack Wheeler, the Subject of an 'Unsolved Mysteries' Episode?," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unconnected

1736, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unconnected was in 1736

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24 Feb 2021

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“Unconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconnected. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unconnected

: not related or connected

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