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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dawes meant both to disaggregate Indian land and to desegregate it, bringing in farmers who would model civilized agrarianism for their Indian neighbors. Philip Deloria, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 At Cisco, co-filers Etica SGR, the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, and the Missionary Oblates, also want the company to disaggregate its profits in foreign markets and disclose information about its tax payments in non-U.S. markets. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 28 June 2022 There is a federal mandate to disaggregate data for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. Deidre Mcphillips, CNN, 16 June 2022 Shinagawa said the National Cancer Institute should spend more money on studies focused on Asian American populations and disaggregate the data collected. Claire Wang, NBC News, 7 June 2022 While those numbers don't disaggregate hate crimes against Asian American women, findings from community groups are noteworthy. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 15 Mar. 2022 One potential outcome should be obvious: break up and disaggregate Big Food into smaller constituents that would have to compete for harder customers. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 In this system, members of a pool that tests positive do not have to be re-tested because lab workers can disaggregate the samples in the pool to find the positive person or people. Laura Krantz, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Jan. 2021 The study didn’t disaggregate all Asian American subgroups, including Filipino Americans, another large subset of New York Asians whose presence in the medical field has made the community particularly at risk for Covid-19. NBC News, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of disaggregate was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Disaggregate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaggregate. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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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