from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose.
- transitive v. Electricity To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source.
- intransitive v. To sever or interrupt a connection.
- n. A lack of connection; a disparity: "There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them” ( Bob Herbert).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection.
- n. A switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit.
- n. A lack of connection or accord; a mismatch.
- n. The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology.
- v. To sever or interrupt a connection.
- v. To become detached or withdrawn.
- v. To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sever or interrupt the connection of; break the connection of or between; disunite; disjoin: as, to disconnect a locomotive from a train; to disconnect church and state.
- To disjoin the parts of; deprive of connection or coherence; separate into parts; dissociate: as, to disconnect an engine by detaching the connecting-rod.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
- v. make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
- n. an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
dis- + connect (Wiktionary)