unbundle

verb

un·​bun·​dle ˌən-ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce unbundle (audio)
unbundled; unbundling

intransitive verb

: to give separate prices for equipment and supporting services

transitive verb

: to price separately

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a multi-year case, the US Department of Justice successfully argued that Microsoft violated antitrust law forcing it to unbundle Windows, its operating system, with the Internet Explorer web browser. Scott Nover, Quartz, 21 Jan. 2022 The body is also seeking to unbundle the sale of chargers from the sale of the devices themselves. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 23 Sep. 2021 Many jurisdictions have already started to unbundle payments and the provision of credit (in the European Union, for example, there is the regulatory category of Payment Institution) and the US will follow. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 28 June 2021 One of the outcomes of the fintech revolution will be to unbundle and unlock value as the shock troops of big tech breach the redoubts of consolidated, utility banking. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Customer relationship management, content management and document management are among the processes that have been moved outside many institutions' legacy systems thanks to a surge of new companies helping unbundle traditional banking operations. Andreas Bubenzer-paim, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 In 2018, Google confirmed that Android device manufacturers would be allowed to unbundle the Android app package—for a fee. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, 20 Oct. 2020 Instead, unbundle what tasks police now do, and ask which of those tasks actually need a police response. David A. Harris, Fortune, 30 June 2020 Legislation to let spouses unbundle these loans is part of the College Affordability Act, which is under consideration by Congress. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 16 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbundle was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Unbundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbundle. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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