Definition of decouple in English:


Line breaks: de|couple
Pronunciation: /diːˈkʌp(ə)l


[with object]
  • 1Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else: the mountings effectively decouple movements of the engine from those of the wheels
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    • It is expected to include the decoupling of farm subsidy payments from production.
    • Just as women's motherly character was decoupled from their reproductive role, female love was dissociated from female sexuality.
    • ‘The Fischler proposals will reduce the farmer's ability to earn a decent income by decoupling payments from production ’, she said.
  • 1.1Make the interaction between (electrical components) so weak that there is little transfer of energy between them, especially to remove unwanted AC distortion or oscillations in circuits with a common power supply.
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    • This is a technique for decoupling the energy storage system voltage from the DC link voltage in AC electric drive systems.
    • Data were acquired with single pulse excitation under high-power broadband proton decoupling.
  • 2Muffle the sound or shock of (a nuclear explosion) by causing it to take place in an underground cavity.

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