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Definition of dismantling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dismantling

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    noun
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈmæntlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmæntlɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1the act of taking apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces The report calls for the dismantling of all these weapons.
  2. 2the process of ending an organization or system gradually in an organized way The demonstrations were provoked by the dismantling of public services.

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