[ dee-kuhp-uh l ]
/ diˈkʌp əl /
verb (used with object), de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling.
to cause to become separated, disconnected, or divergent; uncouple.
to absorb the shock of (a nuclear explosion): a surrounding mass of earth and rock can decouple a nuclear blast.
Electronics. to loosen or eliminate the coupling of (a signal between two circuits).
verb (used without object), de·cou·pled, de·cou·pling.
to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
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British Dictionary definitions for de-couple
/ (ˌdiːˈkʌpəl) /
(tr) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately
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Word Origin and History for de-couple
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