1. [ adjective ] not plugged in or connected to a power source

"the iron is disconnected"

Related terms: off
2. [ adjective ] (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; (music) cut short crisply
Synonyms: staccato

"staccato applause" "a staccato command" "staccato notes"

Related terms: legato music abrupt
3. [ adjective ] marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
Synonyms: abrupt

"abrupt prose"

Related terms: staccato
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"

Related terms: divided
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"

Related terms: incoherent
Similar spelling:   disconnect