• synonyms


verb (used with object), un·bun·dled, un·bun·dling.
  1. to separate the charges for (related products or services usually offered as a package): to unbundle computer hardware and software.
  2. to separate (charges for related products or services): to unbundle charges for telephone service.
Show More
verb (used without object), un·bun·dled, un·bun·dling.
  1. to set separate charges for related products or services.
Show More

Origin of unbundle

First recorded in 1965–70; un-2 + bundle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unbundling

Contemporary Examples

British Dictionary definitions for unbundling


  1. commerce the takeover of a large conglomerate with a view to retaining the core business and selling off some of the subsidiaries to help finance the takeover
Show More


  1. (tr) computing to separate (hardware from software) for sales purposes
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012