disassemble

verb dis·as·sem·ble \ ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of disassemble

transitive verb
: to take apart
  • disassemble a watch
intransitive verb
1 : to come apart
  • the frame disassembles into sections
2 : disperse, scatter
  • the crowd began to disassemble

disassembly

play \-blē\ noun

Examples of disassemble in a Sentence

  1. The bookshelf disassembles for easy storage.

  2. they had to disassemble the television set in order to replace the wiring

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First Known Use of disassemble

1903


DISASSEMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

disassemble

verb

Definition of disassemble for English Language Learners

  • : to disconnect the pieces of (something)

  • : to come apart into smaller pieces


DISASSEMBLE Defined for Kids

disassemble

verb dis·as·sem·ble \ ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl \

Definition of disassemble for Students

disassembled; disassembling
: to take apart
  • They disassembled the toy racetrack.

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