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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (5)

1. (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply;
- Example: "staccato applause"
- Example: "a staccato command"
- Example: "staccato notes"
[syn: staccato, disconnected]

2. having been divided; having the unity destroyed;
- Example: "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell
- Example: "a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White
- Example: "a fragmented coalition"
- Example: "a split group"
[syn: disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split]

3. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions;
- Example: "abrupt prose"
[syn: abrupt, disconnected]

4. not plugged in or connected to a power source;
- Example: "the iron is disconnected"

5. lacking orderly continuity;
- Example: "a confused set of instructions"
- Example: "a confused dream about the end of the world"
- Example: "disconnected fragments of a story"
- Example: "scattered thoughts"
[syn: confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disconnect \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. [1913 Webster] The commonwealth itself would . . . be disconnected into the dust and powder of individuality. --Burke. [1913 Webster] This restriction disconnects bank paper and the precious metals. --Walsh. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

disconnected \disconnected\ adj. 1. marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds. [Narrower terms: staccato (vs. legato)] Syn: abrupt, broken off(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] 2. not switched on or not connected to a power source; -- of electrical equipment. [Narrower terms: off-line (vs. on-line), offline, off line(predicate); unplugged] Syn: not ready, off. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 3. noncontinuous; not continuing in time or space. Opposite of continuous. Syn: disrupted, discontinuous. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 4. unconnected, detached. Opposite of connected. Syn: disjoined, separate. [WordNet 1.5] 5. lacking orderly continuity; illogical or seemingly irrational; as, disconnected fragments of a story. Syn: confused, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory, garbled, illogical, rambling, scattered, unconnected. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disconnected adj 1: (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a staccato command"; "staccato notes" [syn: staccato, disconnected] [ant: legato, smooth] 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: disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split] 3: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose" [syn: abrupt, disconnected] 4: not plugged in or connected to a power source; "the iron is disconnected" 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, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "disconnected": alien, alienated, aloof, apart, broken, broken off, capricious, careening, catchy, chopped-off, choppy, confused, decousu, desultory, detached, deviative, disarticulated, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed, disjunct, disjunctive, dislocated, disordered, dispersed, disrelated, dissociated, disunited, divided, divorced, eccentric, episodic, erratic, estranged, exotic, flickering, fluctuating, foreign, gapped, garbled, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, illogical, immethodical, inchoate, incoherent, incommensurable, incomparable, inconsistent, inconstant, independent, insular, intermittent, intermitting, interrupted, irrational, irregular, irrelative, isolated, jagged, jerky, lurching, mixed-up, muddled, nonadherent, nonadhesive, noncoherent, noncohesive, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, open, other, outlandish, parenthetic, patchy, rambling, random, removed, rough, scattered, scrappy, segregate, segregated, separate, separated, sequestered, shut off, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, split, sporadic, spotty, staggering, strange, suspended, tenuous, unadhesive, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, uncertain, uncoherent, uncohesive, unconnected, unequal, uneven, unintelligible, unjoined, unmethodical, unmetrical, unorganized, unregular, unrelatable, unrelated, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsystematic, untenacious, variable, veering, wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly