American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose.
- v. Electricity To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source.
- 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).
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.
- 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. Scientology The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology.
- v. transitive To sever or interrupt a connection.
- v. intransitive To become detached or withdrawn.
- v. transitive To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.
- 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)
“The latest evidence for this disconnect is the headlines about Barack Obama signing a "new deal" with his publisher, Crown, shortly before taking office.”
“Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's finances.”
“Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's ...”
“The purpose, says Ryan Davis, the director, is to point out what he calls the disconnect between what Giuliani has stood for in the past and what he is saying on the campaign trail.”
“The first reason for the disconnect is simply that the economic status quo is a lot less ugly for those at the top than for other Americans: Since the late 1970s, while middle-class incomes have grown only modestly, the incomes of the very richest Americans have skyrocketed.”
“Then again, that disconnect is what makes Bob Saget's act so devastatingly funny, even if a part of us still impulsively wants to reach for the earmuffs.”
“And he is so incredibly disconnect from the average person that he sounds like,,, as I said before …. .wait for it … a complete and total IDIOT!”
“Immunologically, the disconnect is explained by two studies.”
“Like everyone, I was curious whether we should all disconnect from the media hype or whether there was cause for legitimate concern.”
“Traditionally, intrusion-prevention systems have sent out continuously de-authentication frames to the attacker, forcing it to disconnect from the access point.”
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A list of terms that denote separating one thing from another, or deconstructing a thing into its parts or to a former state. E.g., untie, divorce, unscramble.
Verbing nouns and nounifying verbs from 9 to 5.
Iain M. Banks made up a lot of terminology for 'The Algebraist' that may or may not have originated from actual words. Regardless, I think they are lovely words.
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