Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of taking apart or demolishing.
  • n. A building that is to be torn down and replaced with another, often larger building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A well-maintained structure purchased and torn down to make way for a new structure.

Etymologies

tear +‎ down (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dell teased us with the Mini 5 aka Streak MID at the CES and now thanks to this teardown from the Vietnamese site, we know few more important details.

    Tech Ticker

  • Empty lots, marked by the telltale Dumpsters and mounds of dirt rising 20 feet high, are becoming a common sight again after a slowdown in so-called teardown activity during the recession.

    A Rebound in Teardowns

  • The replacement strings (actually, the the replacements are steel guitar strings of the appropriate diameter, and steel strings can produce a *lot* of tension) still haven't settled down to being fully stable (about 1/2 of the strings from before the teardown were the originals, and had not needed to be replaced before this)

    Making Light: The new new TSA regulations

  • The so-called "teardown" analysis by researcher IHI iSuppli shows the Kindle costs $201.70 U.S. to manufacture, including manufacturing services expenses.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Research firms including iSuppli conduct so-called teardown analysis of consumer electronics to determine component prices and makers and estimate margins.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • Research firms conduct so-called teardown analysis of consumer electronics products to determine component prices, identify suppliers, and estimate profit margins.

    Top Tech News

  • Research firms conduct so-called teardown analysis of consumer electronics to determine component prices and vendors, and to estimate profit margins.

    Top Tech News

  • As iFixit notes in its teardown, that is no longer possible with this generation of thin gadgetry, as the electronic components are held together with "nothing but blackness and glue."

    Bits

  • Research firms conduct so-called teardown analysis of consumer electronics to determine component prices and makers and to estimate profit margins.

    Bloomberg

  • But iFixit, one of the better-known among so-called teardown firms hired by clients to provide data and competitive intelligence, said it obtained one of the phones from a Silicon

    canada.com Top Stories

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