- 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).
- to separate or diverge from an existing connection; uncouple.
Origin of decouple
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Examples from the Web for decoupling
Nor did the president comment on the decoupling of reproduction from marriage, and its relationship to poverty.Obama Misfires in the War on Poverty
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The result is a decoupling of federal and provincial systems.Why Doesn't Canada Have a Two Party System?
October 6, 2012
So much for so called "decoupling" theories that they could carry on regardless, even as the West went to hell in a handcart.The Next Nightmare: Global Recession
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- the separation of previously linked systems so that they may operate independently
- electronics the reduction or avoidance of undesired distortion or oscillations in a circuit, caused by unwanted common coupling between two or more circuits
- (tr) to separate (joined or coupled subsystems) thereby enabling them to exist and operate separately
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Word Origin and History for decoupling
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