unconnected

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unconnected lacking orderly continuity "a confused set of instructions","a confused dream about the end of the world","disconnected fragments of a story","scattered thoughts"
    • adj unconnected not joined or linked together
    • adj unconnected not connected by birth or family
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unconnected Not connected; not united; separate.
    • unconnected Without connections or relations; specifically, without family, friends, or special obligations.
    • unconnected Not coherent; not connected by proper transitions or dependence of parts; loose; vague; rambling; desultory: as, an unconnected discourse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unconnected un-kon-ek′ted not connected, separate: not coherent, rambling, vague: without connections of family, &c.
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Usage

In literature:

His words were vague and unconnected.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
Himself a silent man, he liked to listen to the girl's modest, unconnected talk.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
But now we come to another difference, deeper than this, though not unconnected with it.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The thread of thought is broken, and there appears a vision wholly unconnected with the subject but a moment ago in the mind.
"How to Read the Crystal" by Sepharial
But are there any objects in the heavens unconnected with our system?
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
His own fate, unconnected with that of Melissa, he considered of little consequence.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Its present intrusion into her life and surroundings was utterly unconnected with anything in the past.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Now, what is the moral to be drawn from such uniformity of behaviour among unconnected bodies?
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
This is blending together things which are unconnected, and ought to be kept distinct.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
The first half-hour that Francisco was on this desolate spot he watched the receding schooner; his thoughts were unconnected and vague.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

Thus let me live, thus dance through life,
Thus unconnected, let me die;
Steal from the world, without a wife
To LAUGH—or CRY!
"The Widower" by Royall Tyler

In news:

Someone Totally Unconnected With Hillary Clinton's Campaign Who's Ecstatic About Last Night's Democratic Primary Results.
A trio of short subjects for you to consider, quite random and unconnected.
TOKYO, Oct 18 — The problems swirling through Japan's ancient sport of sumo recently would seem to be random, unconnected events.
Winning Isn't Everything, Connecting The Unconnected In KCK.
A Cheap, Open Source Cell Network for the Underprivileged and Unconnected .
Albany police arrest five in unconnected cases.
Dots on sex-trade picture largely went unconnected .
A New Palm for the Unconnected .
Halloween is more steeped in tradition than just about any other holiday, and the roots of those traditions are as varied and seemingly unconnected as a pumpkin and a bonfire.
It started with Guild Wars 2: Random crashes, seemingly unconnected.
You can think of unconnected packets as "broadcasts".
Gun laws and gun deaths are unconnected.
The nonprofit sector has grown far beyond the point where the for- profit sector can stay unconnected.
A beacon is an unconnected packet.
Alan and Richard Bishop present "The Brothers Unconnected".
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In science:

In this case, the best network will be one that is made up of unconnected modules.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
For QDs which are “closed” (i.e. unconnected to external leads) the electron-electron interaction may be modeled by a 0-mode capacitive energy term, that is an interaction term which does not have any spatial dependence.
Quantum Interferometry with Electrons: Outstanding Challenges
Since two vertices that are unconnected by any path are never put in the same community by our algorithm, the small fraction of vertices that are not part of the largest component can safely be assumed to be in separate communities in the sense of our algorithm.
Fast algorithm for detecting community structure in networks
Indeed when constructing the network by linking cN unconnected edges one start by taking one edge at random and connecting it to one of the (cN − 1) possible connections.
Loops of any size and Hamilton cycles in random scale-free networks
The graph of states in state space consists of unconnected components, each of them being a basin of attraction and containing an attractor, which is a loop in state space.
Random Boolean Networks
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