American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make unlike or dissimilar.
- v. Linguistics To cause to undergo dissimilation.
- v. To become unlike or dissimilar.
- v. Linguistics To undergo dissimilation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make unlike; cause to differ.
- v. rare, transitive To make dissimilar or unlike.
- v. rare, intransitive To become dissimilar or unlike.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To render dissimilar.
- v. make dissimilar; cause to become less similar
- v. become dissimilar or less similar
- v. become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
- From dis- + Latin similis ("like"), modelled on assimilate. (Wiktionary)
- dis- + (as)similate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Microsoft's right to protect its private property interferes with a hacker's right to free speech, i.e. to dissimilate pirated copies of Windows 7.”
“The Waitt Institute has set up a Web site - searchforamelia. org - to dissimilate data collected during the expedition.”
“Some of it has to do with modeling and being able to dissimilate hardware in the loop work which is really being able to model with hardware without using the hardware.”
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