un·​con·​nect·​ed ˌən-kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce unconnected (audio)
: not joined, linked together, or related : not connected
two unconnected plots of land
unconnected events

Examples of unconnected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet to those who have followed Farris’s career, the adoption of his arguments by so many families unconnected to home schooling is a measure of his success. Emma Brown and Peter Jamison, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2023 Cultural observers note that the song’s rapid rise did not come from an orchestrated campaign but rather a series of unconnected and overlapping actions. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023 Another image taken by Hubble in 2009 shows an optical illusion made up of at least four galaxies that look to form a similar shape but are mostly unconnected. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Aug. 2023 Burke said a fire alarm earlier in the day at the State House was likely unconnected to the fire in the basement, given the time between. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2023 The subtext of Putin’s speech seemed to imply that before Russia’s full-scale invasion Prigozhin was operating on his own, and that everything that came before February 2022 was the work of a private entity unconnected to the Russian state. Time, 25 Aug. 2023 Why, for example, in a documentary set largely in Provincetown is the only acknowledgment of the gay community a two-minute glimpse of a shark-heavy musical revue that’s formally and tonally unconnected to anything else? Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 July 2023 The four seemingly unconnected victims were each killed – but not robbed – while walking alone at night within a half-mile area, police said, leading to fears of a serial killer on the loose. Michelle Watson, CNN, 1 May 2023 Created by and starring Tim Robinson, the show consists of a series of largely unconnected, absurd standalone sketches, which often exaggerate an embarassing social situation to the extreme. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 27 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unconnected was in 1736

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“Unconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconnected. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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