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- v. To become detached or withdrawn.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)
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.