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.
The commonwealth itself would . . . be disconnected into the dust and powder of individuality. --Burke.
This restriction disconnects bank paper and the precious metals. --Walsh.
adj 1: marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut
short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a staccato
command"; "staccato notes" [syn: staccato] [ant: legato]
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: disunited, fragmented, split]
3: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions;
"abrupt prose" [syn: abrupt]
4: not plugged in or connected to a power source; "the iron is
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, disjointed, disordered, garbled,
illogical, scattered, unconnected]