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verb (used with object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.
- to take apart.
verb (used without object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.Related formsdis·as·sem·bly, noun
- to come apart: These shelves disassemble quickly for easy moving.
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British Dictionary definitions for disassembly
Derived Formsdisassembly, noun
- (tr) to take apart (a piece of machinery, etc); dismantle
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Word Origin and History for disassembly
1610s, "to disperse;" see dis- + assemble. Meaning "to take apart" is from 1922. Related: Disassembled; disassembling; disassembly.
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