Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To divide into constituent parts.
  • intransitive v. To break up or break apart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not aggregate
  • v. to separate or break down into components

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To destroy the aggregation of; to separate into component parts, as an aggregate mass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To separate into component parts, or from an aggregate; break up the aggregation of.

Etymologies

dis- + aggregate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I dont think the hard right will understand the term disaggregate as it is not in King James.

    Bill Clinton weighs in on charges of racism against Obama

  • Then, this month, he said we have to "disaggregate" the issue of raising taxes on the very rich, from the issue of raising them on the middle class.

    ObaMO

  • But the writing often doesn't show such care: He opts to say "disaggregate" when "separate" would do nicely, and "utilize" rather than simply "use."

    Buying a Piece of the Market

  • Kilcullen speaks of the need to "disaggregate" insurgencies: finding ways to address local grievances in Pakistan's tribal areas or along the Thai-Malay border so they aren't mapped onto the ambitions of the global jihad.

    Foreign Policy

  • He said proposals to "disaggregate" a service purchased by a customer "would undercut the very premise of innovation we should want, and are likely to fail."

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  • However, there were problems with the ANC's computer system used to "disaggregate" new memberships.

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  • However, there were problems with the ANC's computer system which used to "disaggregate" new memberships.

    News24 Top Stories

  • This simple breakdown is intended to help people grasp the real purpose behind securitization and derivatives trading, which is not to make markets operate more efficiently or to "disaggregate" (spread) risk (as the proponents of "innovation" say).

    CounterPunch

  • He then seeks to "disaggregate" Militant Islamists from both Islamists and Islam.

    Political Correctness Watch

  • That, together with the fact that when you "disaggregate" the data, it is crystal clear that Medicare Advantage HMO plans are more efficient and cost less than traditional Medicare for the same services.

    CounterPunch

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