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disconnection

[dis-kuh-nek-shuh n] /ˌdɪs kəˈnɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of disconnecting.
2.
the state of being disconnected; lack of connection.
Also, British, disconnexion.
Origin of disconnection
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; dis-1 + connection
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  • Antonyms: disconnection, detachment, isolation, incoherence.

    Putnam's Word Book Louis A. Flemming
  • Radical empiricism, on the contrary, is fair to both the unity and the disconnection.

  • At the moment of disconnection what appears to be a small cloud of steam issues from the joint.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • The object of pins and washers is to secure an exact degree of fit and permit of rapid connection or disconnection.

  • This disconnection between the last two groups compels the reader to make the new grouping.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • “To-morrow,” in those days of unreadiness and disconnection, glided just beyond reach continually.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • Here you could see the Engineers in shirt and shorts trying to find a disconnection, or carrying a huge reel of wire.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
Word Origin and History for disconnection
n.

1735, disconnexion; see dis- "not" + connection. Spelling disconnection attested from 1769.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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