disaggregate

verb

dis·​ag·​gre·​gate (ˌ)dis-ˈa-gri-ˌgāt How to pronounce disaggregate (audio)
disaggregated; disaggregating; disaggregates

transitive verb

: to separate into component parts
disaggregate sandstone
disaggregate demographic data

intransitive verb

: to break up or apart
the molecules of a gel disaggregate to form a sol
disaggregation noun
disaggregative adjective

Examples of disaggregate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers disaggregated the spending data by race and ethnicity, but not by payer. Claire Wolters, Verywell Health, 21 Jan. 2024 Though disaggregating data for Asians has been a priority of the Department of Health and Human Services for two decades, one-third of surveys conducted by the agency do not break out data for Asian subgroups. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 21 Nov. 2023 This means that what would once be functions on a single chip can be disaggregated onto dedicated chiplets, which can each then be made using the most optimal semiconductor process technology. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Dec. 2022 The drive to optimize systems by disaggregating functions is having consequences for future semiconductor manufacturing processes. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Dec. 2022 Charles co-wrote a 2007 study that disaggregated the ancestral breakdown of Black students at highly selective universities. Uwa Ede-Osifo, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 Prince George’s Schools Superintendent Millard House II’s team shared disaggregated results for the county during a school board meeting Thursday. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 Data on Latinos must also include those on Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban residents; figures on white groups must be disaggregated for German, Irish, Italian, and others. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2023 With our vast intra-racial socio-economic inequality, Harvard must disaggregate its racial data—as suggested in the Supreme Court’s majority opinion—to further look at the social trends and patterns that are plaguing its admissions process. Time, 18 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of disaggregate was in 1811

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“Disaggregate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaggregate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

disaggregate

verb
dis·​ag·​gre·​gate (ˈ)dis-ˈag-ri-ˌgāt How to pronounce disaggregate (audio)
disaggregated; disaggregating

transitive verb

: to separate into component parts
disaggregate polyribosomes

intransitive verb

: to break up or apart
the molecules of a gel disaggregate to form a sol
disaggregation noun

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