off-line vs on-line offline off linepredicate
disconnected disconnected adj. 1. marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds. [Narrower terms: {staccato (vs. legato)}]

Syn: abrupt, broken off(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

2. not switched on or not connected to a power source; -- of electrical equipment. [Narrower terms: {off-line (vs. on-line), offline, off line(predicate)}; {unplugged}]

Syn: not ready, off. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. noncontinuous; not continuing in time or space. Opposite of {continuous}.

Syn: disrupted, discontinuous. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

4. unconnected, detached. Opposite of {connected}.

Syn: disjoined, separate. [WordNet 1.5]

5. lacking orderly continuity; illogical or seemingly irrational; as, disconnected fragments of a story.

Syn: confused, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory, garbled, illogical, rambling, scattered, unconnected. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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