teardown

noun
tear·​down | \ ˈter-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce teardown (audio) \

Definition of teardown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of disassembling

tear down

verb

Definition of tear down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to cause to decompose or disintegrate
b : vilify, denigrate trying to tear down his reputation
2 : to take apart : disassemble tear down an engine

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Examples of teardown in a Sentence

Verb

vandals tore down the wooden fence blocking the entrance to the beach the new owners apparently bought the house just to tear it down and build a lavish mansion in its place

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

On schedule as always, iFixit has documented teardowns of the new Mac mini and MacBook Air and given them each a repairability score. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "iFixit tears down the Mac mini and MacBook Air," 9 Nov. 2018 The teardown also confirms recent reports that the 2018 MacBook Air’s battery is much easier to replace. Jon Porter, The Verge, "iFixit’s MacBook Air teardown is here, and there’s good and bad news," 9 Nov. 2018 Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown," 12 Nov. 2018 Inspection was on Tuesday, and the teams do the actual teardown themselves. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors," 7 Nov. 2018 According to a teardown of the latest version of the Google app by 9to5Google, Google will be selling a new accessory for the Pixel 3 called the Pixel Stand. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google Pixel 3 rumors: A giant notch, big bezels, and an intriguing dock," 30 July 2018 When the home was listed—and marketed as a teardown—Mr. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Revitalizing a Michigan Midcentury Marvel," 15 Nov. 2018 There’s even a new antenna line running along the bottom of the phone as discovered by a recent iFixit teardown, which should have helped with reception. Dami Lee, The Verge, "iPhone XS and XS Max users are reporting poor cell and Wi-Fi reception," 24 Sep. 2018 But this teardown, unsurprisingly, reveals a few more important processors and construction elements. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "iFixit dissects the $2,299 Magic Leap One so you don’t have to," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of teardown

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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