1. (Architecture) Used of buildings; standing apart from others.
2. Being or feeling set or kept apart from others; SYN. isolated, separated, set-apart.
3. No longer connected or joined; SYN. separated.
4. Not fixed in position; SYN. free.
In two; apart
disconnected / dɪskənektɪd /
1. Having been divided; having the unity destroyed SYN. disunited, fragmented, split.
2. Not plugged in or connected to a power source.
ETYM Latin discretus, p. p. of discernere. Related to Discreet.
Separate; individual; identifiable as a unit. For example, bits are discrete elements of data processed by a computer.
Separate; composed of separable parts.
Constituting a separate entity or part; SYN. distinct.
disengaged / dɪsənɡeɪdʒd /
Not engaged; free from engagement; at leisure; free from occupation or care; vacant.
ETYM Latin disjunctus, p. p. of disjungere to disjoin. Related to Disjoin, Disjoint.
1. (Music) Progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second.
2. (Zoology) Having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
3. Marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; SYN. isolated.
4. Said of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations.
ETYM Latin distinctus, p. p. of distinguere: cf. French distinct. Related to Distinguish.
1. Recognizable; marked; SYN. decided.
2. Easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined.
3. (Often followed by 'from') Not alike; different in nature or quality; SYN. distinguishable.
distributary / dɪstrɪbjʊteriː /
A branch that flows away from the main stream.
branch of river that flows away from the main stream
river branch flowing away from main stream.
River that has branched away from a main river. Distributaries are most commonly found on a delta, where the very gentle gradient and large amounts of silt deposited encourage channels to split.
Channels are said to be braided if they branch away from a river and rejoin it at a later point.
1. Distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose; SYN. divided up, shared, shared out.
2. Having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions; SYN. dual-lane.
3. Separated into parts or pieces.
dividual / dɪvɪdʒuːəl /
heterodox / hetərədɑːks /
ETYM Greek; hetero other + doxa opinion; cf. French hétérodoxe.
1. Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical.
2. Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons.
3. Not orthodox.
In computing, not connected, so that data cannot be transferred, for example, to a printer. The opposite of on line.
1. In reference to a computing device or a program, unable to communicate with or be controlled by a computer.
2. In reference to one or more computers, being disconnected from a network.
3. Colloquially, a reference to moving a discussion between interested parties to a later, more appropriate, time.
4. (Computer sci) Not connected to a computer network
5. (Transportation) Not on a regular route of a transportation system
segregate / seɡrəɡet /
ETYM Latin segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd. Related to Gregarious.
2. Separated from others of the same kind.