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"disconnect" in British English

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disconnectverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnekt/
to ​unfasten something, ​especially to ​break the ​connection between a ​supply of ​electricity, ​gas, ​water, etc. and a ​device or ​piece of ​equipment: Never ​try to ​fix a ​brokenmachine without disconnecting it from the ​electricitysupply. to ​stopsupplyingelectricity/​gas/​water/​phoneservices, ​especially because ​money has not been ​paid If you are disconnected while ​speaking on the ​phone, the ​phoneconnection is ​suddenlybroken and you can no ​longercontinueyourconversation.
disconnection
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈnek.ʃən/

disconnectnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɪs.kənekt/
a ​situation in which two or more things are not ​connected in the way that they should be: The ​studyfound a disconnect between the state's ​socialprograms and some ​people who need ​governmentassistance.
(Definition of disconnect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disconnect" in American English

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disconnectverb [T]

 us   /ˌdɪs·kəˈnekt/
to ​break a ​connection that ​carries a ​substance or ​electricity, or to ​break such a ​connection used by someone or something: He disconnected a ​gasline. Carefully ​tip the ​grill on ​its back and disconnect the ​burner from the ​gasvalves. Our ​phone was disconnected (= ​turned off by the ​telephonecompany). If you are disconnected while ​speaking on the ​telephone, the ​telephoneconnection is ​suddenlystopped and you can no ​longercontinueyourconversation.

disconnectnoun [C]

 us   /ˌdɪs·kəˈnekt/ infml
a ​lack of ​connection; a ​failure of two things to ​relate: There’s a disconnect between the ​public and the ​media.
(Definition of disconnect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disconnect" in Business English

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disconnectverb

uk   us   /ˌdɪskəˈnekt/
[T] to ​stop a ​machine or ​piece of ​equipment being ​connected to a ​supply of electricity, ​gas, water, etc.: The electricity ​board threatened to disconnect the ​supply.disconnect sth from sth Always disconnect the ​computer from the mains before you ​remove the lid.
[I or T] IT, INTERNET to ​stop being ​connected to the ​internet: be/get disconnected Our ​broadbandkeeps getting disconnected. If the ​signal is still ​weak, ​try disconnecting from your ​currentnetwork and using a different ​wirelessconnection.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS if you are disconnected while ​talking on the ​phone, your ​phoneservicestopsworking and interrupts your ​conversation: If we get disconnected, I'll ​call you ​right back.

disconnectnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌdɪskəˈnekt/
a ​situation in which two or more things are not ​connected in the way that they should be: a disconnect between sth and sth The ​studyfound a disconnect between the state's ​socialprogram and some ​people who need ​governmentassistance.
(Definition of disconnect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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