dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


4 definitions found
 for disconnected
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disconnect \Dis`con*nect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disconnected;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Disconnecting.]
     To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to
     sever; to separate; to disperse.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The commonwealth itself would . . . be disconnected
           into the dust and powder of individuality. --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           This restriction disconnects bank paper and the
           precious metals.                         --Walsh.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  disconnected \disconnected\ adj.
     1. marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds.
        [Narrower terms: staccato (vs. legato)]
  
     Syn: abrupt, broken off(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. not switched on or not connected to a power source; -- of
        electrical equipment. [Narrower terms: off-line (vs.
        on-line), offline, off line(predicate); unplugged]
  
     Syn: not ready, off.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     3. noncontinuous; not continuing in time or space. Opposite
        of continuous.
  
     Syn: disrupted, discontinuous.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     4. unconnected, detached. Opposite of connected.
  
     Syn: disjoined, separate.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     5. lacking orderly continuity; illogical or seemingly
        irrational; as, disconnected fragments of a story.
  
     Syn: confused, disjointed, disordered, disorganized,
          desultory, garbled, illogical, rambling, scattered,
          unconnected.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disconnected
      adj 1: (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or
             sounds; cut short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a
             staccato command"; "staccato notes" [syn: staccato,
             disconnected] [ant: legato, smooth]
      2: having been divided; having the unity destroyed;
         "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of
         disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell; "a league of
         disunited nations"- E.B.White; "a fragmented coalition"; "a
         split group" [syn: disconnected, disunited, fragmented,
         split]
      3: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions;
         "abrupt prose" [syn: abrupt, disconnected]
      4: not plugged in or connected to a power source; "the iron is
         disconnected"
      5: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions";
         "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected
         fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts" [syn: confused,
         disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled,
         illogical, scattered, unconnected]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "disconnected":
     alien, alienated, aloof, apart, broken, broken off, capricious,
     careening, catchy, chopped-off, choppy, confused, decousu,
     desultory, detached, deviative, disarticulated, discontinued,
     discontinuous, discrete, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint,
     disjointed, disjunct, disjunctive, dislocated, disordered,
     dispersed, disrelated, dissociated, disunited, divided, divorced,
     eccentric, episodic, erratic, estranged, exotic, flickering,
     fluctuating, foreign, gapped, garbled, guttering, halting,
     herky-jerky, heteroclite, illogical, immethodical, inchoate,
     incoherent, incommensurable, incomparable, inconsistent,
     inconstant, independent, insular, intermittent, intermitting,
     interrupted, irrational, irregular, irrelative, isolated, jagged,
     jerky, lurching, mixed-up, muddled, nonadherent, nonadhesive,
     noncoherent, noncohesive, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential,
     nonserial, nonuniform, open, other, outlandish, parenthetic,
     patchy, rambling, random, removed, rough, scattered, scrappy,
     segregate, segregated, separate, separated, sequestered, shut off,
     snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, split, sporadic,
     spotty, staggering, strange, suspended, tenuous, unadhesive,
     unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, uncertain,
     uncoherent, uncohesive, unconnected, unequal, uneven,
     unintelligible, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unorganized,
     unregular, unrelatable, unrelated, unrhythmical, unsettled,
     unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, untenacious, variable,
     veering, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org