from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not connected; separate or detached.
- adjective Marked by unrelated parts; incoherent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds.
- adjective not switched on or not connected to a power source; -- of electrical equipment.
- adjective noncontinuous; not continuing in time or space. Opposite of
- adjective unconnected, detached. Opposite of
- adjective lacking orderly continuity; illogical or seemingly irrational.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective That is
no longer connected.
- adjective Feeling a lack of
empathyor associationwith something.
- adjective mathematics, of a topological space That can be
partitionedinto two nonempty subsetswhich are both openand closed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
- adjective having been divided; having the unity destroyed
- adjective lacking orderly continuity
- adjective not plugged in or connected to a power source
- adjective (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
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Sloane stared at the phone, the word disconnected shouting at him.
Being retired means that I can get kind of disconnected from the calendar.
Because they are perceived as “too disconnected from the harsh Middle East reality,” Sharansky explained, noting that most Israelis believe that democracy in the Arab world could easily translate into even greater hostility toward Israel.
The author expressly warns us against the wrong path up which we might be led by a Neoscholastic sacramental theology that is disconnected from the living form of the Liturgy.
While I am an avid space enthusiast, I agree with your point that much of space exploration seems disconnected from the rest of society here on earth.
On the morning of October 31, somewhat disconnected from the world, I suddenly remembered it was Halloween.
[Socrates] forces Gorgias to admit that such sophisticated language, disconnected from the roots of truth, in fact pursues some ulterior motives, that it invariably turns into an instrument of power, something it has been, by its very nature, right from the start. ....
Sullivan writes that to focus narrowly on Khamenei and the Royal [sic] Guard, would put us in the same place we were in the 1970s: out of touch with the situation on the ground, and disconnected from the concerns of ordinary Iranians.
The headline is totally disconnected from the content.
But Gabrielle Fox's main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her life after a devastating car accident that has left her disconnected from the world, a prisoner of her own guilt and grief.