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Detach vs. Disconnect — What's the Difference?

Detach vs. Disconnect — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Detach and Disconnect

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Detach

To separate or unfasten; disconnect
Detach a check from the checkbook.
Detach burs from one's coat.

Disconnect

To sever or interrupt the connection of or between
Disconnected the hose.

Detach

To remove from association or union with something
Detach a calf from its mother.
Detached herself from the group.

Disconnect

(Electricity) To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source.

Detach

To send (troops or ships, for example) on a special mission.
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Disconnect

To sever or interrupt a connection.

Detach

(transitive) To take apart from; to take off.
To detach the tag from a newly purchased garment

Disconnect

A lack of connection; a disparity
"There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them" (Bob Herbert).

Detach

To separate for a special object or use.
To detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment

Disconnect

(transitive) To sever or interrupt a connection.
My wi-fi got disconnected.

Detach

(intransitive) To come off something.
Now that the zipper has detached, my winter coat won't keep me very warm.

Disconnect

(transitive) To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source.

Detach

To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; - the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.

Disconnect

(intransitive) Of a person, to become detached or withdrawn.

Detach

To separate for a special object or use; - used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.

Disconnect

A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection.

Detach

To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.
[A vapor] detaching, fold by fold,From those still heights.

Disconnect

A switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit.

Detach

Cause to become detached or separated; take off;
Detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it

Disconnect

A lack of connection or accord; a mismatch.
There's a disconnect between what they think is happening and what is really going on.

Detach

Military use: separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment;
Detach a regiment

Disconnect

(Scientology) The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology.

Detach

Come to be detached;
His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery

Disconnect

To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.
The commonwealth itself would . . . be disconnected into the dust and powder of individuality.
This restriction disconnects bank paper and the precious metals.

Disconnect

An unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding);
He felt a gulf between himself and his former friends
There is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy

Disconnect

Of electrical appliances

Disconnect

Make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

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