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

Examples of unbundle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In order to give customers access to the cheapest business class seats, Emirates unbundles its business class fares. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Apr. 2024 Microsoft unbundled Teams in Europe last year, and now will do so globally. Alexei Oreskovic, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2024 The Associated Press reports the decision to unbundle the two software tools came after an investigation triggered by a complaint filed in 2020 by Slack Technologies, a rival to Teams that is now owned by Salesforce. John Kell, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 Services should be unbundled and offered as a la carte options to maximize revenue. Roger Dooley, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Getting to these materials is complex and dangerous: After removing the steel casing, the battery pack needs to be unbundled into cells carefully, to avoid puncturing any hazardous materials. Sabrina Weiss, WIRED, 20 Mar. 2024 The movies and shows keep moving around, everyone is always bundling and then unbundling, and services like Paramount Plus and Hulu seem to be both growing fast and only barely holding onto existence. David Pierce, The Verge, 12 Mar. 2024 Cheap shipping, better communication technologies, and low tariffs have allowed companies to unbundle and outsource stages in the manufacturing process and intermediate services to specialist suppliers around the world. Thomas J. Bollyky, Foreign Affairs, 10 July 2013 Among the numerous recommendations in the Kaplan report was to consider unbundling the women's basketball tournament from the rest of the championships. Ralph D. Russo, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024

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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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“Unbundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbundle. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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