Definition of Disconnect

1. Noun. An unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding). "There is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"

Exact synonyms: Disconnection, Gulf
Generic synonyms: Disparity



2. Verb. Pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable. "Unplug the hair dryer after using it"
Exact synonyms: Unplug
Generic synonyms: Undo
Antonyms: Plug In

3. Verb. Make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten.
Specialized synonyms: Decouple, Uncouple, Detach
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate
Antonyms: Connect
Derivative terms: Disconnection

Definition of Disconnect

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

Definition of Disconnect

1. Noun. A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection. ¹

2. Noun. A switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit. ¹

3. Noun. A lack of connection or accord; a mismatch. ¹

4. Noun. (Scientology) The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To sever or interrupt a connection. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become detached or withdrawn. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disconnect

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disconnect

disconcerts
disconfirm
disconfirmation
disconfirmations
disconfirmed
disconfirmed expectancy
disconfirming
disconfirms
disconformable
disconformities
disconformity
discongruities
discongruity
disconjugate
disconjugate movement of eyes
disconnect (current term)
disconnectable
disconnected
disconnectedly
disconnectedness
disconnecting
disconnection
disconnection syndrome
disconnections
disconnective
disconnectivity
disconnector
disconnectors
disconnects
disconnexion

Literary usage of Disconnect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"TO disconnect THE GEARING. It is very necessary that the gearing end of each horizontal shaft which gears into the crown-wheel on the upright shaft, ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"The preface to the Thirty-nine Articles was cer- ' tainly intended to disconnect us from the Reformers.' We quote this passage because it contains the ..."

3. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1904)
"I would put out the fire, disconnect both sides of the engine and ask to have it hauled to the shop. Repairs might be made by putting a solid gasket in the ..."

4. Electrical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Hand-book of Useful Data for by Horatio Alvah Foster (1908)
"The automatic lamp is constructed with a cut-out to disconnect the beater from the circuit as soon as the glowers light. ..."

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