disaggregate

verb
dis·ag·gre·gate | \(ˌ)dis-ˈa-gri-ˌgāt \

Definition of disaggregate 

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

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Other Words from disaggregate

disaggregation \(ˌ)dis-ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən \ noun
disaggregative \(ˌ)dis-ˈa-gri-ˌgā-tiv \ adjective

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The extent of the second problem became especially clear after the passage of No Child Left Behind, a 2002 federal law that forced states to disaggregate data by race. Naomi Schaefer Riley, WSJ, "‘Common Core’ Review: Standards Put to the Test," 11 Mar. 2018 Where a player is selected in the draft is based on numerous factors that are difficult, if not impossible, to disaggregate. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "What Can the NFL, Players Do About Inappropriate Questioning at the NFL Combine?," 9 Mar. 2018 The family itself, robbed of its economic functions, will continue to disaggregate. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Just the Usual Dread," 6 Oct. 2017 The paper excluded a number of larger Seattle businesses from its analysis, for one, and could not cleanly disaggregate whether the changes in the structure of the labor market were due to the booming local economy or to the minimum-wage hike. Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic, "Were Seattle's Minimum-Wage Hikes Too Extreme or Just Right?," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of disaggregate

1811, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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disaggregate

verb
dis·ag·gre·gate | \(ˈ)dis-ˈag-ri-ˌgāt \
disaggregated; disaggregating

Medical Definition of disaggregate 

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

Other Words from disaggregate

disaggregation \(ˌ)dis-ˌag-ri-ˈgā-shən \ noun

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