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- adj. disconnected from something that it should be, or is normally coupled to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In organ-playing. separated or disjoined; not united by means of a coupler: said of keyboards. See organ, 6.
- Not coupled; not fastened to a couple or with couplings.
- Not wedded; single.
- In heraldry, same as découplé.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the coupling undone
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Fears that the world economy has uncoupled from the US and that we aren't the biggest game in town anymore may prove to be unfounded, says the NY Times:
The result was a rapid increase in interest payments on the debt, and therefore in the deficit; an increase in unemployment, which became uncoupled from the U.S. rate for the first time; and low growth.
Wilder and Hindemith hoped to collaborate again on a companion piece — Wilder's comedy Pullman Car Hiawatha — but the composer's death in 1963 ended these plans, and the operatic Long Christmas Dinner was left stranded in the limbo where so many worthy "uncoupled" one-act operas languish.
Primary products "uncoupled" from industrial economy:
FOREX Transactions - US$ 35 trillion p.a. Production become "uncoupled" from employment:
If China proves not to be 'uncoupled' from the downturn in the US and its growth slows significantly, Australia will almost certainly be plunged into recession.
Weinberg had uncovered this magical new lease on life because he'd uncoupled his identity from the job, the initial skill of life intelligence -- a set of traits and talents I detail in the book that vault you out of the life postponement rut.
For example, a particular ocean model might be used uncoupled by a large community, and also be integrated into several different coupled climate models at different labs.
While the core of a GCM is usually the atmosphere model, GCMs can be coupled to three dimensional ocean models, or run uncoupled, so that you can have A-GCMs (atmosphere only), and AO-GCMs (atmosphere and ocean).
We'll never have universal dignity and respect for individuals in our world until safety and well-being are uncoupled from income and class.