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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.
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verb (used without object), dis·ag·gre·gat·ed, dis·ag·gre·gat·ing.
  1. to become separated from an aggregate or mass.
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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 of disaggregation

  • 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


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


  1. A breaking up into component parts.
  2. An inability to coordinate various sensations and a failure to observe their mutual relations.
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Related formsdis•aggre•gate′ v.
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