Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To take apart: disassemble a toaster.
  • intransitive v. To come apart: The unit disassembles easily.
  • intransitive v. To break up in random fashion: The spectators began to disassemble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To take to pieces; to reverse the process of assembly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to take apart; to disconnect the parts of; to convert a whole into its constituent pieces.
  • transitive v. to convert a computer program in machine language into an equivalent assembly-language file.
  • intransitive v. to be able to come apart easily; to be converted into constituent parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take apart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take apart into its constituent pieces

Etymologies

dis- + assemble (Wiktionary)

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