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disconnection

When you're detached or have lost your link to something (or someone), that's disconnection. If you live in Alaska and your family lives in Florida, you may feel a sense of disconnection.

There's emotional disconnection, when you're separated from people you care about, and there's also the disconnection that occurs when a cord is unplugged or a source of energy or information is broken. This kind of disconnection happens when you lose your internet connection or your game console isn't plugged into the TV. Disconnection adds the "not" prefix dis- to connection, which comes from the Latin connexionem, "a joining together."

Definitions of disconnection
  1. noun
    state of being disconnected
    synonyms: disconnectedness, disjunction, disjuncture
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    Antonyms:
    connectedness, connection, link
    the state of being connected
    types:
    separability
    the capability of being separated
    incoherence, incoherency
    lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
    disjointedness
    lacking order or coherence
    type of:
    separation
    the state of lacking unity
  2. noun
    the act of breaking a connection
    synonyms: disjunction
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    type of:
    separation
    the act of dividing or disconnecting
  3. noun
    an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
    synonyms: chasm, disconnect, gulf
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    type of:
    disparity
    inequality or difference in some respect
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