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

  • n. The separate pricing of goods and services.

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  • v. Present participle of unbundle.


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  • They pioneered the concept of "unbundling" -- or charging for everything from seat assignments to greater leg room to refreshments -- so discounters are less reliant on base airfares to cover their costs.

    Low-Fare Airlines Discount Growth Plans

  • Alexander Medvedev, deputy chief executive of Gazprom, told a group of foreign reporters yesterday that Russian and EU officials will conduct expert-level talks this month to help work out differences over the EU's plan, which includes a proposal to mandate "unbundling" -- the separation of transport from distribution and production.

    Gazprom Faults EU Plan

  • It banned what was referred to as "unbundling" - the selling of record tracks, either physically or online - "other than in their original configuration".


  • Umair says that ABC took a good move in unbundling content from distribution but what it should really be doing is rebundling content with audiences: Rebundling is where value capture will happen – at communities, reconstructors, markets, networks – that direct people’s attention to individualized ‘casts.

    Exploding TV « BuzzMachine

  • What’s driving unbundling is also the perception that cable television pricing is a racket.

    Exploding TV: Death on the a la carte menu « BuzzMachine

  • To make back some of that money, banks are weighing whether to divide debit-card services into components and charging for them separately-known as "unbundling."

    Banks Look to Replace Lost Debit-Card Fees

  • Individual countries so inclined will be free to mandate full ownership separation -- a process called unbundling -- or another option that gives the network operator legal independence from the energy producer without a divestment of assets.

    EU Plan to Reduce Grip

  • On whether government's plans to unbundle Eskom would not prejudice the utility's global vision, he said: "The so-called unbundling is not going to be so irresponsible as to decimate Eskom in our understanding."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He rejected the idea of unbundling the Airports Company, saying this would make it very difficult to run some of the smaller airports at a profit.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Renewed weakness in the labor market slowed a wave of young people moving out of their parents' homes or leaving roommates to rent their own place, a phenomenon known as unbundling, said Donald Davidoff, head of marketing for Archstone, the apartment owner based in Englewood

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