When you disconnect something, you detach or separate it from something else. If you work plowing driveways during the winter, you need to disconnect the plow from your truck in the spring.


To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.

an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding); "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"; "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"

make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

of electrical appliances

v. t.
To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.


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.
This restriction disconnects bank paper and the precious metals.

To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.


Usage Examples

Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.

The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.

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Other Usage Examples

I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.

One of the big changes in politics has been because families, individuals, have felt worried, insecure... worried about the economy, worried about their jobs, worried about their kids' futures... actually the disconnect between the public and media discourse and people's everyday concerns has become bigger not smaller.

Now, I am about to be nailed as the man who disliked 'Howl's Moving Castle.' Lord, give me strength! Also, IT, please disconnect the e-mail thing.


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