Definition of unconnected in English:



  • 1Not joined together or to something else.

    ‘the earth wire was left unconnected’
    • ‘As well, when parks are unconnected islands, species are unable to move when environmental changes occur, something that could be especially problematic with global climate change.’
    • ‘There were two initially unconnected parts which in the ultimate process of assembly came together in the appropriate way, but to get them there, you had to hold one part with one hand, and one part with the other.’
    • ‘Individual paper proposals unconnected with existing seminars may also be sent to the Program Committee.’
    • ‘It's essentially a minibus with wings, stopping at every tiny town, because Nunavik is like a dot-to-dot nobody's bothered to join up, a region of 15 villages unconnected by road or rail.’
    • ‘Maxwell Brown had endured 20 operations after being born with his stomach unconnected to his throat, and his father's T-shirt was intended as a tribute during Essandoh's goal celebrations.’
    • ‘Many of the Northwest Islands are joined together by tunnels carved through the solid rock of the seabed, the still unconnected islands are accessed by car ferries.’
    • ‘Common partners can serve as referral agents and relay expectations and responsibilities as part of the process of bringing together two hitherto unconnected firms.’
    • ‘We need an immediate ban on the creation of new virtual animals, cute or otherwise, and existing ones will have to either be quarantined on an unconnected server or burnt in a big insanitary heap of pixels.’
    • ‘Communications-wise, these locations were unconnected islands.’
    detached, disconnected, unjoined, separate, loose
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  • 2Not associated or linked in a sequence.

    ‘two unconnected events’
    ‘the question was unconnected to anything they had been discussing’
    • ‘What is recent, however, is the advent of software that brings unconnected people together using the Internet.’
    • ‘Millenarian movements require a charismatic leader to bind together disparate, unconnected people, and, by convincing them of the imminence of the Apocalypse, turn them into a revolutionary force.’
    • ‘There is an apparent dissonance or disjunction in her work, but this comes from a novel meshing of seemingly discontinuous or unconnected themes and problems.’
    • ‘Community organizing is getting a group of unconnected people who are doing many unconnected things to start working together for some common purpose.’
    • ‘In an unconnected incident, police in Doncaster are hunting masked men wielding a sledgehammer who terrified staff and customers at Hatfield Post Office before escaping with cash.’
    • ‘It's the standard operating put-down with which irate mothers pack off malingering boys - who cite unconnected causes while feigning outlandish illnesses - to school.’
    • ‘The film begins by offering discontinuous glimpses of three unconnected characters, then flashes a preview of the climactic moment, when all three somehow come together in a bloody motel room.’
    • ‘Four unconnected works go together well on this one CD.’
    • ‘One theory is the sheep might have eaten at thorny hedges or developed a condition called Orf, an unconnected virus that causes blistering similar to that seen in foot and mouth cases.’
    • ‘Is it possible that Raines just can't see reliable sources for such tales, corroborated by other, unconnected reliable sources?’
    • ‘Subfields of psychology can be arguably characterized as islands of unconnected knowledge.’
    • ‘But he sounds rushed, and the hand gestures seem unconnected.’
    • ‘But perhaps the best refutation of the idea that philosophy and morality are unconnected came, as we might have expected, from Samuel Johnson.’
    • ‘This body also established state scientific research, bringing together hitherto unconnected projects and scientists and enhancing the possibility of successful outcomes.’
    • ‘We make a point of showing ways in which seemingly unconnected resources link together to form a toolkit for changing the world.’
    • ‘He told Scotland on Sunday: ‘The two things are completely unconnected.’’
    • ‘Two separate men have been charged with the unconnected offences and are going through the courts.’
    • ‘In many cases, desirable features of the universe would not have come about, unless seemingly unconnected states of affairs had come together in the right sort of way.’
    • ‘Partly due to its descriptiveness, to its piecing together of unconnected pictorial threads, the poetry becomes suspended outside time.’
    • ‘There is no plot, only a succession of unconnected scenes taped together.’
    unrelated, unassociated, dissociated, separate, independent, distinct, different, disparate, individual, detached, discrete
    disjointed, incoherent, disconnected, rambling, wandering, diffuse, ununified, disorderly, disordered, haphazard, disorganized, garbled, mixed up, muddled, jumbled, scrambled, meaningless, uncoordinated, aimless
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