unlink

verb
un·​link | \ ˌən-ˈliŋk How to pronounce unlink (audio) \
unlinked; unlinking; unlinks

Definition of unlink

transitive verb

: to unfasten the links of : separate, disconnect

intransitive verb

: to become detached

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Recent Examples on the Web School funding is typically tied to student enrollment or attendance counts across the country, but Ohio has unlinked funding from those counts, a policy that education experts expect most states to adopt in the coming weeks. New York Times, "As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out," 4 Apr. 2020 Whatever is in the ZIL will be read in, aggregated into TXGs, committed to main storage, and then unlinked from the ZIL during the import process. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "ZFS 101—Understanding ZFS storage and performance," 8 May 2020 School funding is typically tied to student enrollment or attendance counts across the country, but Ohio has unlinked funding from those counts, a policy that education experts expect most states to adopt in the coming weeks. New York Times, "As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out," 4 Apr. 2020 The emails also should have advised password resets not only for current accounts but also for NNIDs, as well as directions for unlinking the two. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Nintendo isn’t saying, so here’s how to fend off the account hijacking spree," 22 Apr. 2020 School funding is typically tied to student enrollment or attendance counts across the country, but Ohio has unlinked funding from those counts, a policy that education experts expect most states to adopt in the coming weeks. Adam Popescu, BostonGlobe.com, "As school moves online, many students stay logged out," 6 Apr. 2020 One memorable shot from the penultimate S2 episode depicted a Kaylon module unlinking from its harness to purse the Orville. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Go behind the scenes of The Orville as series embarks on a new season," 26 Mar. 2020 Show Notes Read Paris’ story about unlinking Facebook and Instagram accounts here. Wired, "Why It’s So Hard to Unlink Yourself From Facebook," 30 Aug. 2019 And, previous research has demonstrated that unlinking birth control prescriptions from these appointments does not affect attendance. Sarah Lynch, The Conversation, "How birth control pill prescriptions by a pharmacist could broaden access and keep costs down," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unlink

1569, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Unlink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlink. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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