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v. dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling, dis·as·sem·bles
To take apart: disassemble a toaster.
1. To come apart: The unit disassembles easily.
2. To break up in random fashion: The spectators began to disassemble.

dis′as·sem′bly n.
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Noun1.disassembly - the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery); "Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
assembly, fabrication - the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
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'Processes currently used for automating disassembly are fairly ad hoc,' he explained.
The first disassembly, currently underway in the US, will be followed by additional disassembles in succession at both US and UK-based disassembly facilities.
Breaking the product down into modular components that fit together can be beneficial for both assembly and disassembly. Material selections also matter.
As though disassembly planning problem in remanufacturing system looks like just the reverse of the conventional assembly planning problem, it is quite different in the purpose of retrieving necessary parts with the choice of efficient disassembly operations, which requires some different and unique approaches.
The above overviewed results show that the prior researches mainly focused on disassembly sequence optimization with a single disassembly target, that is, disassembly time or cost.
Simple and precise disassembly instructions for each handgun are accompanied by a series of excellent color photos showing each step of the procedure.
Compared to shredding followed by sorting and separation, disassembly has advantages in being able to non-destructively retrieve reusable components and to allow separation of target materials with far less contamination.
The "easy clean system" allows quick disassembly of the griddles and easy cleaning in the dishwasher, a statement said.
GAO was asked to assess the (1) cost and schedule status of the MFFF and WSB construction projects, (2) status of NNSA's plans for pit disassembly and conversion, (3) status of NNSA's plans to obtain customers for MOX fuel from the MFFF, and (4) actions that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and DOE have taken to provide independent nuclear safety oversight.
These concepts are designed to facilitate disassembly and material reuse to minimize the environmental and energy impacts of buildings, and to assist the building industry in reducing more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S.
Creation and design of automated disassembly device is an complex problem, which includes design problematic of automated device.
Valve features precise tolerances, in-line cleaning, tool-free disassembly and air-controlled operation.