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"disconnect" in British English

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disconnectverb [T]

uk   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnekt/  us   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnekt/
disconnection
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnek.ʃən/  us   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnek.ʃən/

disconnectnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɪs.kənekt/  us   /ˈdɪs.kənekt/
a situation in which two or more things are not connected in the way that they should be: The study found a disconnect between the state's social programs and some people who need government assistance.
(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 gas line. Carefully tip the grill on its back and disconnect the burner from the gas valves. Our phone was disconnected (= turned off by the telephone company).
If you are disconnected while speaking on the telephone, the telephone connection is suddenly stopped and you can no longer continue your conversation.

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 broadband keeps getting disconnected. If the signal is still weak, try disconnecting from your current network and using a different wireless connection.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS if you are disconnected while talking on the phone, your phone service stops working 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 study found a disconnect between the state's social program and some people who need government assistance.
(Definition of disconnect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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