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Definition of disassemble verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disassemble

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsembl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsembl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disassemble
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsembl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsembl//
     
    he / she / it disassembles
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsemblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsemblz//
     
    past simple disassembled
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsembld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsembld//
     
    past participle disassembled
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsembld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsembld//
     
    -ing form disassembling
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈsemblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsemblɪŋ//
     
    Computer programming
     
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  1. 1[transitive] disassemble something to take apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces We had to completely disassemble the engine to find the problem. opposite assemble
  2. 2 [transitive] disassemble something (computing) to translate something from computer code into a language that can be read by humans See related entries: Computer programming
  3. 3[intransitive] (formal) (of a group of people) to move apart and go away in different directions The concert ended and the crowd disassembled.
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