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  • n. The act of dismantling; disassembly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of dismantling or the state of being dismantled.

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

  • n. the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)


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  • North Korea has moved up this part, which is called dismantlement, to show its goodwill and intent to continue this disarmament process.

    CNN Transcript Jun 27, 2008

  • The Working Interest Owner, under the terms of the Trust Conveyances, is permitted to escrow funds from the Productive Properties for estimated future costs such as dismantlement costs and capital expenditures. Most Recent Insider Buys

  • President Bush was the one who recently laid out the Roadmap to Middle East Peace that demanded stopping of all hostilities and the dismantlement of illegal Israeli settlements.

    Obama, Mubarak renew pledge for cooperation in Middle East peace process

  • Wisely, the Anglo-Saxons told the leader of the Libyan delegation Musa Kusa, the foreign minister who recently defected, that the dismantlement would involve "verification" but not "inspections" the term used earlier by UNSCOM in Iraq.

    Andrew J. Pierre: If Gaddafi Had the Bomb

  • We estimate that there is an additional 4,500 retired warheads in storage awaiting dismantlement for a total inventory of approximately 9,600 warheads.

    Just How Many Nukes Does the US Have? | Impact Lab

  • One enterprising soul placed a stop-clock camera on a hill to record the camp's expansion and dismantlement.

    How the media in Chile helped focus the eyes of the world on the miners

  • In 2003, Libya took formal responsibility for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, agreeing to a payment package for the families of the victims and to the dismantlement of its program for weapons of mass destruction.

    Europe's Ties With Libya Questioned

  • The real economic boon, though, would be dismantlement of the Entitlements system of the Government; with direct attempts to cut Government spending in half, leaving only massive inputs to Infrastructure capitalization. lgl

    Economics vs. Populism, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • They lost the war, suffered the dismantlement of their empire, and saw their mother city reduced to a shadow of its former glory, its golden age brought to a definitive end.

    Between War and Peace

  • The other six, including the present war on Gaza, all aimed at imposing a “forced regime change” on Arab communities neighboring Israel through the violent physical dismantlement of politico-military structures then present in, or on occasion dominating, those societies.

    Matthew Yglesias » Self-Defense


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