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disaggregate

[dis-ag-ri-geyt]
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verb (used with object), dis·ag·gre·gat·ed, dis·ag·gre·gat·ing.
  1. to separate (an aggregate or mass) into its component parts.
verb (used without object), dis·ag·gre·gat·ed, dis·ag·gre·gat·ing.
  1. to become separated from an aggregate or mass.

Origin of disaggregate

First recorded in 1820–30; dis-1 + aggregate
Related formsdis·ag·gre·ga·tion, noundis·ag·gre·ga·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for disaggregation

Historical Examples

  • Is it possible to consider this extraordinary faculty as a disaggregation?

    Metapsychical Phenomena

    J. Maxwell

  • If they had souls, the souls would be spiritual, they would not be susceptible to disaggregation and would be immortal.


British Dictionary definitions for disaggregation

disaggregate

verb
  1. to separate from a group or mass
  2. to divide into parts
Derived Formsdisaggregation, noun
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disaggregation in Medicine

disaggregation

(dĭs-ăg′rĭ-gāshən)
n.
  1. A breaking up into component parts.
  2. An inability to coordinate various sensations and a failure to observe their mutual relations.
Related formsdis•aggre•gate′ v.
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