• WordNet 3.6
    • n disconnection the act of breaking a connection
    • n disconnection an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding) "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends","there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"
    • n disconnection state of being disconnected
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's.
    • n Disconnection The act of disconnecting, or state of being disconnected; separation; want of union. "Nothing was therefore to be left in all the subordinate members but weakness, disconnection , and confusion."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disconnection The act of separating or disuniting, or the state of being disunited; separation; interruption or lack of union.
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In literature:

He revelled in the establishment of a large though necessarily disconnected family circle.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
He is in a kind of dream; his imaginations are wild and disconnected, his language is incoherent.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
Every man in Billy's office felt more or less uncomfortable and talked in nervous, disconnected snatches.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
The character of space has hitherto been presented as a collection of bare facts, ultimate and disconnected.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
She did not need his disconnectedly self-conscious explanation to understand.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
The evidence thus far was fragmentary, disconnected, throwing an uncertain light on the crime.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
I had now been for about a year disconnected with my business.
"Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862" by Various
Disconnect and take your instrument and leave the line cut through.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
This would be equally true whether the ridges were connected with one of the type lines, both type lines, or disconnected altogether.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
Then you're disconnected at present?
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He stopped presently and disconnected metal weights which were upon his shoes.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
He disconnected the cables and homed the stretcher back to the patrol car.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
No amount of disconnected data can constitute a science.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
In fact there is every evidence to me that they are entirely disconnected with each other.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
But all her thoughts were disconnected and unnatural.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
Intuitive knowledge was disturbed by the incursion of scraps of disconnected experience.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
How can it be shown that OVERPOWERED and GROUND are disconnected?
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Introduced as they are, they seem like disconnected essays.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It is a little disconnected.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
The entire specimen is cleaned of all flesh without disconnecting any of the bones except the skull and the leg of all but the smallest species.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham

In news:

The MCat524 MultiChannel Multipin- Disconnect Cat5e cable provides six or 12 RJ45 connections through one trunk.
Mom and daughter disconnect over phone-answering etiquette.
Mom, daughter disconnect over answering phone.
Analyzing the current disconnect in Aspen.
"When I think about truly disconnecting , I look to my truly techie friends," says Cathy Davidson, a Duke University professor who co-directs the school's PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge.
The New York disconnect .
As America votes, what can be said about this nasty campaign is that it was dangerously disconnected from the actual problems the victor will face.
The disconnect between what we say about education and what we do.
'Troubling disconnect ' between mobile security threats and protections in place.
Craig's Disconnect was with County – not with Sheriff Johnson.
They say disconnecting from the city was their last option after trying to develop a few lots in Fruita for nearly a decade.
Critics are feeling disconnect from iPhone connector.
Disembark But Never Disconnect .
Too often there is a disconnect between research and the marketplace.
Police say Giovanni Jefferson, 30, disconnected part of a gas pipe during a dispute with his girlfriend.

In science:

At time tf , the remaining graph consists of (1 − tf )N completely disconnected vertices.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
For example, as w increases, Gs becomes more disconnected. A hammock width of seventeen or greater disconnects Gs in the MovieLens dataset.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Notice, that, generally, the resulting network may have disconnected components.
How to generate a random growing network
The transformations, which generate growing graphs with a the small-world effect, may be of a more general form than in Fig. 1, see, for example, (a) where disconnected components emerge.
How to generate a random growing network
In order to develop our arguments, we will adopt two methodological hypotheses which are unquestioningly accepted in present-day cosmology: 1.- The laws of physics are always and everywhere the same. 2.- The universe is unique: disconnected universes are not considered.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
The dynamics leads to a irregular or porous interface (Figs. 1b and 1c), with disconnected islands surrounded by sites which may survive for a long time.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
On sets of these classes topologies are defined in such a way that sets of defined classes become compact totally disconnected topological spaces.
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties
Since U+ (A) = f (B )\U−(A), every open set U ∈ Tf is also closed, i.e., hf (B ), Tf i is totally disconnected.
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties
Hence, every open set U ∈ T is also closed, i.e. hΦ(B ), T i is totally disconnected.
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties
This gives an overall weight gA N F −E+A for each possibly disconnected graph (A = #vertices, F = #faces and E = #edges), as well as an overall rational factor expressed as P 1/(4nn!), which is nothing but the inverse of the order of the automorphism group of the corresponding fatgraph.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Look again at Fig.3: If the factor graph G is a tree, vertices above j1 , j2 and j3 become disconnected if function nodes bi are removed, and the various messages ~ub→j are uncorrelated.
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
We show, for the random field Ising model, how to obtain Γ(−→r ) = hσ(0)σ(−→r )i − hσ(0)ihσ(−→r )i, the ”connected” correlation function and S (−→r ) = hσ(0)σ(−→r )i, the ”disconnected” correlation function.
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
In the following we will show how to evaluate ”disconnected” correlation functions.
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
One possibility is that the emission originates in causally disconnected regions of highly ordered magnetic field, each producing polarization almost at the maximum degree (Gruzinov & Waxman 1999; Gruzinov 1999; Medvedev & Loeb 1999; Loeb & Perna 1998).
Polarization of Gamma--Ray Burst Optical and Near-Infrared Afterglows
This is typical of a disconnection exponent.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity