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DECOUPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decouple mean? 

DECOUPLE (verb)
  The verb DECOUPLE has 4 senses:

1. disconnect or separate
2. regard as unconnected
3. eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)
4. reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)

  Familiarity information: DECOUPLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECOUPLE (verb)


Sense 1decouple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disconnect or separate

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

decouple; uncouple

Context example:

uncouple the hounds

Hypernyms (to "decouple" is one way to...):

disconnect (make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2decouple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regard as unconnected

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

decouple; dissociate

Context examples:

you must dissociate these two events! / decouple our foreign policy from ideology

Hypernyms (to "decouple" is one way to...):

differentiate; distinguish; secern; secernate; separate; severalise; severalize; tell; tell apart (mark as different)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3decouple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "decouple" is one way to...):

do away with; eliminate; get rid of (terminate or take out)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4decouple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "decouple" is one way to...):

do away with; eliminate; get rid of (terminate or take out)

Domain category:

electronics (the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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