unconnected

adjective
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 The creators are not always successful (see: Solo), but what’s even riskier is placing bets on a whole new set of characters utterly unconnected to the battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What's Happening in the Star Wars Universe After Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker?," 24 Aug. 2019 Last weekend, two people were killed and 11 wounded in several shootings that police have said were likely unconnected. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "17-year-old girl killed in Sunday shooting was recent Fairdale High School grad," 23 Apr. 2019 Prior to meeting Giuliani, Parnas and Fruman were largely unknown and unconnected businessmen with a string of bankruptcies and financial troubles, according to a TIME review of Florida court records. Time, "Lev Parnas Hits the Airwaves on the Eve of Trump's Impeachment Trial," 17 Jan. 2020 The Justice Department inquiry and a parallel but unconnected effort by the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani represent a kind of two-front war. BostonGlobe.com, "WASHINGTON — President Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that shadowed his administration for more than two years, the Justice Department said Monday.," 1 Oct. 2019 Alabama’s unconnected rate of 25 percent ranks sixth worst nationally behind a handful of other Southern states and New Mexico. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Rural disconnect: Majority in some Alabama counties don’t have internet access," 27 Dec. 2019 Though the operations bore the fingerprints of Russia’s intelligence services, authorities initially saw them as isolated, unconnected attacks. BostonGlobe.com, "Top secret Russian unit seeks to destabilize Europe, security officials say - The Boston Globe," 9 Oct. 2019 Two people, including a school principal, are being investigated by police for negligence resulting in death over a similar, but unconnected, incident on November 13. Swati Gupta, CNN, "In separate cases, two boys in India fell into big pots of hot stew. Both died of burns," 22 Nov. 2019 Even so, today’s movements seem strikingly unconnected and spontaneous. The Economist, "We all want to change the world Economics, demography and social media only partly explain the protests roiling so many countries today," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unconnected

1736, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2020

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“Unconnected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconnected. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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unconnected

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English Language Learners Definition of unconnected

: not related or connected

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