|1.||[ adjective ] not plugged in or connected to a power source|
"the iron is disconnected"
|2.||[ adjective ] (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; (music) cut short crisply|
"staccato applause" "a staccato command" "staccato notes"
|Related terms:||legato music abrupt|
|3.||[ adjective ] marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions|
|4.||[ adjective ] having been divided; having the unity destroyed|
|Synonyms:||split fragmented disunited|
"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"
|5.||[ adjective ] lacking orderly continuity|
|Synonyms:||confused disjointed disordered garbled scattered unconnected illogical|
"a confused set of instructions" "a confused dream about the end of the world" "disconnected fragments of a story" "scattered thoughts"