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disassemble Line breaks: dis|as¦sem¦ble
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈsɛmb(ə)l/

Definition of disassemble in English:


[with object]
1Take (something) to pieces: the piston can be disassembled for transport
More example sentences
  • He said disassembling it for transport to an airport and then flying it across the sprawling country would have taken longer than it took for the British vessel to arrive.
  • An individual in Canada disassembled the plane for transport up north but this never happened.
  • We'll disassemble the bike, pull all the parts in a sled on the glacier, then dump them in a backpack and carry it to the summit.
dismantle, take apart, take to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, deconstruct, break up, strip down
1.1 Computing Translate (a program) from machine code into a symbolic language: it is permissible for a lawful user to disassemble a computer program to determine its interfaces
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  • For one thing, it requires the user to at least partly disassemble both the notebook and the desktop system.
  • Rbmake Rocket Ebook and Mobipocket files can be disassembled with a set of command-line tools called Rbmake.
  • I have spent the past 2 moths disassembling and rebuilding XP.



Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈsɛmbli/
Example sentences
  • The careful disassembly and reconstruction was performed with the help of Chinese carpenters and stonemasons.
  • While the second scene presented the disassembly, the third illustrated the reconstruction.
  • Track it throughout its lifetime, from manufacture to disassembly and material recovery.

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