a drawing, photograph, or the like, that shows the individual parts of a mechanism separately but indicates their proper relationship.
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Origin of exploded view
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for exploded view
a drawing or photograph of a complicated mechanism that shows the individual parts separately, usually indicating their relative positions
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