Definition of demountable in English:

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demountable

Pronunciation: /dəˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /dēˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l/

adjective

Able to be dismantled or removed from its setting and readily reassembled or repositioned.
Example sentences
  • The demountable buildings have a 25-year life expectancy.
  • Utes, trucks, forklifts, cranes, sea containers, demountable site buildings, various tools, office furniture, computers and building stock were among the items up for sale.
  • Now mostly recycled as fence posts, the hollow demountable poles were used originally to erect telegraphic wires across the Central Australian Desert during the 2nd World War.

Derivatives

demount

Pronunciation: /dəˈmount/
Pronunciation: /dēˈmount/
verb
Example sentences
  • Richard had spent many hours demounting, washing, drying, and remounting about two hundred slides from a total of a couple of thousand left mouldering in a shed.
  • Modular construction has allowed the prefabricated elements to be demounted; they are intended to be erected in other configurations elsewhere.
  • In fact, the cork walls are prefabricated panels which, like the modular steel structure, will be demounted at the end of the event to be re-erected in Portugal.

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Syllabification: de·mount·a·ble

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