disconnected disconnected  /ˌdɪs kə ˈnɛk tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
  2. (adj) having been divided; having the unity destroyed
  3. (adj) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
  4. (adj) not plugged in or connected to a power source
  5. (adj) lacking orderly continuity

Usage(s):

  1. The cars jerked, bucked, stalled, made rude noises and generally misbehaved until wild-eyed owners took the cars to have the system disconnected.
  2. He orders the tube disconnected on March 18.
  3. Violence splinters western Sudan, leaving rebels and refugees displaced and disconnected.

News

  1. Traffic signal light at Central and Arnold streets nears completion

    The traffic signal lights at the intersection of Central Avenue and Arnold Street have been restored although the pole on the northwest corner of the intersection remains disconnected, according to a press release from the city's Public Works Department.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marshfield News Herald

  2. How You Can Get Involved in Youth Jobs+

    In April, President Obama issued a challenge to local elected officials and business and community leaders: work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities. Through its Youth Jobs+ initiative, the Administration is working to both increase employment opportunities for low-income or disconnected youth and decrease juvenile violence. This initiative builds off ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The White House

Quotes

  1. "The president's budget is filled with debt and deception, disconnected from reality and continues to move America in the wrong direction," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, a Democrat.
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Kent Conrad Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm going to be displaced for a while, but not disconnected at all," Riley said.
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Pat Riley Source: SI.com

  3. Mr. Zhou said the goal of reforming the international monetary system was to "create an international reserve currency that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Zhou Xiaochuan Source: New York Times

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