un·​con·​nect·​ed | \ˌən-kə-ˈnek-təd \

Definition of unconnected 

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

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choppy, disconnected, disjointed, incoherent


coherent, connected

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Though the Israeli company’s pitches were narrower than Moscow’s interference campaign and appear unconnected, the documents show that a senior Trump aide saw the promise of a disruption effort to swing voters in Trump’s favor. Ronen Bergman, The Seattle Times, "Trump campaign aide requested online manipulation plans from Israeli intelligence firm," 8 Oct. 2018 Another idea: sell something valuable that is unconnected to what Deutsche wants to be. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "How Deutsche Bank Can Halt Its Downward Slide," 24 May 2018 Asked about those contracts, a McKinsey spokesman said the company’s work focused primarily on administration and organization and was unconnected to immigration policy, including the separation of children and parents at the border. New York Times, "How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa," 26 June 2018 Since at least 2004, there have never been three women killed in the city in unconnected murders over such a short span. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs, baltimoresun.com, "In 13 hours, 3 women are found killed in Baltimore," 15 June 2018 And hedge funds that wager on things like bonds, currencies and the likelihood of corporate mergers boast that their performances are unconnected to the stock markets and can rise in bull and bear markets alike. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right Now. They Aren’t.," 12 July 2018 Too many nonlinear, unconnected events. Kind of like a butterfly flapping its wings in Asia spawning a F5 tornado in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Ousted Rep. Joe Crowley the latest lawmaker 'supposed to be' House Speaker," 1 July 2018 These seem unconnected, but for one thing: the name. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "What two fictional Gileads can teach us about America in 2018," 12 July 2018 To their surprise, doing so disrupted portions of anatomy that had seemed unconnected to flight. Asher Elbein, New York Times, "Insects Flew Before Anything Else Did. So How Did They Get Their Wings?," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unconnected

1736, in the meaning defined above

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