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
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n state of being disconnected

Synonyms:
disconnectedness, disjunction, disjuncture
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

n the act of breaking a connection

Synonyms:
disjunction
Type of:
separation
the act of dividing or disconnecting

n an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)

Synonyms:
disconnect, gulf
Type of:
disparity
inequality or difference in some respect

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