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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choppy, disconnected, disjointed, incoherent


coherent, connected

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In the video, Strache also appeared to suggest ways of funneling money to his party via an unconnected foundation to circumvent Austrian rules on political donations. Kamila Jafaru, The Seattle Times, "Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal," 19 May 2019 In India, with hundreds of millions still unconnected, U.S. heavyweights such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and others are investing billions of dollars in a bet on the country’s future. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground in an Exploding Tech Market," 21 Feb. 2019 Unlike the traditional services, which offered rides for a single passenger or group of passengers at a time, the pooling options allow several unconnected riders to share the costs. Kiana Cornish, WSJ, "‘Ride from Hell’: Carpooling in the Age of Uber Can Be…Awkward," 6 Dec. 2018 Today the prospects for these unconnected applicants, who are predominantly middle-class whites and Asian-Americans, are even bleaker. Daniel Golden, Town & Country, "How Wealthy Families Manipulate Admissions at Elite Universities," 21 Nov. 2016 But the question is whether enough of the world’s unconnected people want all this internet, from all of these companies, and whether these companies are fully considering the financial and social constraints of the developing world. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet," 15 Mar. 2018 The emails arrived from several unconnected sources: a colleague, a neighbor, a couple of readers. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Now on Broadway: SpongeBob ChauvinistPants," 11 July 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unconnected

: not related or connected

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to take the place or position of

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