Definition of uninstall in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənənˈstôl/
(British also uninstal)

verb (uninstalls or British uninstals, uninstalling, uninstalled)

[with object]
Remove (an application or file) from a computer.
Example sentences
  • It often happens that uninstalling an application does not completely remove all program components.
  • By design, the Registry does not shrink in size when an application is uninstalled.
  • Once you installed the program and key file, you could not install either on another computer without uninstalling the key file from the first computer.



Pronunciation: /ˌən-instəˈlāSHən/
Example sentences
  • It also says ‘the software is uninstalled when the CD is removed’, which we just don't believe - and again, software uninstallation should be a transparent process, not something happening in the background.
  • It provides software that facilitates the installation and upgrade of software, as well as its uninstallation.
  • Giving the user more choice, making installation flexible and universal, allowing for uninstallation - all of these make worms harder to propagate.


Example sentences
  • I have attempted to use the automated uninstaller from the isearch web site, but my computer refuses to download the software.
  • Go ahead and run your existing sound card's uninstaller.
  • Thoroughly uninstall unwanted programs: it provides an uninstaller that can help safely remove a program completely from the computer.

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Syllabification: un·in·stall

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