Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To separate parts which have been bundled together

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To release, as from a bundle; to disclose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unpack; open; disclose; declare.

Etymologies

un- +‎ bundle (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Germany and France have blocked these efforts to "unbundle" the gas trade; both countries have big, incumbent energy companies that retain much influence.

    EU Slaps $1.53 Billion Fine on Natural-Gas Cartel

  • They can "unbundle" product packages and sell certain items individually.

    Smart Ways to Cut Prices

  • The proposed settlement caused consternation among German politicians, since Germany and France had hoped their opposition would be sufficient to kill the Commission's plans to "unbundle," or break up, integrated groups.

    The Risk Debate

  • Kroes, we are told, has consistently taken a tough stance, particularly against Germany and France, for their refusal to "unbundle" the ownership of energy producers from the supply business.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • If readers especially academic readers were allowed to easily "unbundle" an ebook and print specific sections, well, I'd be enthused but I'd still need paper.

    Bookstores Begin Slow Descent Into Obsolescence - Publishing 2.0

  • What gives the for-profit schools a leg up is their ability to "unbundle" a college education from its traditional (and costly) campus environment — something made possible in large part by the spread of the Internet.

    Does Meritocracy Work?

  • Opera asked the EU to force Microsoft to "unbundle" Internet Explorer from Windows, as it did with Media Player.

    Opera Web-browser firm tries to take on Microsoft

  • EU That Gas Plan Could Hurt Supply ROME -- Russian natural-gas giant OAO Gazprom has been a reliable supplier to the European Union, but the bloc's plan to "unbundle" utilities could hurt that relationship, Gazprom's deputy chairman said.

    Gazprom Warns

  • Then Martin went on to disparage a study commissioned by his predecessor, fellow Republican Michael Powell, on the economic consequences of forcing cable operators to "unbundle" their offerings--letting consumers pick and choose the cable channels they want instead of buying multichannel packages.

    Washington's New Mogul

  • Higher Education, a plan that outlined a need to "unbundle" those universities and technikons that were orchestrated for black communities by the elements of the post apartheid government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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