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- (verb) (UK) IPA(key): /dɪskəˈnɛkt/
- (noun) (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪskənɛkt/
- Hyphenation: dis‧con‧nect
- Rhymes: -ɛkt
disconnect (plural disconnects)
- A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection.
- A switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit.
- A lack of connection or accord; a mismatch.
- There's a disconnect between what they think is happening and what is really going on.
- 2012 October 23, David Leonhardt, "," New York Times (retrieved 24 October 2012):
- Some of the disconnect between the economy’s problems and the solutions offered by Washington stem from the nature of the current political debate.
- (Scientology) The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology.
- (switch): disconnector
break in an existing connection
switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit — see disconnector
lack of connection or accord — see mismatch
scientology: deliberate severing of ties with family and friends
- Some object to the use of disconnect to mean “disconnection” or “a break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process”, noting the lack of a corresponding sense of connect.
- (transitive) To sever or interrupt a connection.
- (intransitive) Of a person, to become detached or withdrawn.
- (transitive) To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source.
to sever or interrupt a connection
to become detached or withdrawn