disconnect


disconnect
 A conflict or inconsistency.
 ► “The trendy word for the mid-1990s may be ‘disconnect,’ used as a noun. . . . Skip Beebe, . . . spoke at an association meeting about an apparent disparity between what corporate tenants want and the type of office product available in the market. ‘There are some disconnects,’ Beebe said.” (Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jan. 26, 1996, p. 12)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • disconnect — dis‧con‧nect [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMPUTING to end the connection between a computer and the Internet: disconnect from • To read the posting offline, just double click on it and then disconnect from the Internet. • I kept …   Financial and business terms

  • disconnect — [dis΄kə nekt′, dis′kə nekt΄] vt. to break or undo the connection of; separate, detach, unplug, etc. vi. to become disconnected n. 1. a disconnection, as in an electrical system 2. Informal a lack of communication or compatibility [a disconnect… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disconnect — index break (separate), detach, dichotomize, disband, discontinue (abandon), discontinue (break continuity) …   Law dictionary

  • disconnect — 1770; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + CONNECT (Cf. connect). Perhaps a back formation from disconnection. Related: Disconnected; disconnecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • disconnect — [v] take apart; uncouple abstract, break it off, break it up, cut off, detach, disassociate, disengage, disjoin, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, drop it, part, separate, sever, sideline, unfix; concepts 98,135 Ant. attach, connect, couple …   New thesaurus

  • disconnect — ► VERB 1) break the connection of or between. 2) detach (an electrical device) from a power supply. DERIVATIVES disconnection noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disconnect — dis|con|nect1 [ˌdıskəˈnekt] v 1.) [T] to remove the supply of power, gas, water etc from a machine or piece of equipment ≠ ↑connect disconnect sth from sth ▪ Always disconnect the machine from the mains first. ▪ The family agreed to disconnect… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disconnect — dis|con|nect1 [ ,dıskə nekt ] verb 1. ) transitive to stop the supply of gas, water, or electricity, or the telephone service to a building: They arrived to find that the water had been disconnected. 2. ) transitive to stop a machine or piece of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disconnect — UK [ˌdɪskəˈnekt] / US verb Word forms disconnect : present tense I/you/we/they disconnect he/she/it disconnects present participle disconnecting past tense disconnected past participle disconnected 1) [transitive] to stop the supply of gas, water …   English dictionary

  • disconnect — v. (D; tr.) to disconnect from * * * [ˌdɪskə nekt] at over (D; tr.) to disconnect from disconsolate adj . disconnect about …   Combinatory dictionary