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Definition of "disconnect" []

  • To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose. (verb-transitive)
  • Electricity To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source. (verb-transitive)
  • To sever or interrupt a connection. (verb-intransitive)
  • A lack of connection; a disparity: "There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them” ( Bob Herbert). (noun)
  • To undo or break the connection of or between (something, such as a plug and a socket) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A lack of a connection; disconnection (noun)

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Use "disconnect" in a sentence
  • "The latest evidence for this disconnect is the headlines about Barack Obama signing a "new deal" with his publisher, Crown, shortly before taking office."
  • "Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's finances."
  • "Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's ..."