disassemble

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ assemble

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VerbEdit

disassemble (third-person singular simple present disassembles, present participle disassembling, simple past and past participle disassembled)

  1. To take to pieces; to reverse the process of assembly.
    To perform the repair it was necessary to disassemble most of the mechanism.
    • 2020 June 3, “Network News: Vote now to choose names of HS2 Tunnel Boring Machines”, in Rail, page 11:
      The two machines are being built in Germany by Herrenknecht, and once completed they will be disassembled for their journey to the UK.
  2. (computing) To convert machine code to a human-readable, mnemonic form.

Usage notesEdit

Do not confuse disassemble (take apart) with dissemble (hide information deceptively).

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