decouple vs uncouple what difference

what is difference between decouple and uncouple

English

Etymology

From French découpler

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): [diːˈkʌpəɫ], [diːˈkʊpəɫ]

Verb

decouple (third-person singular simple present decouples, present participle decoupling, simple past and past participle decoupled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To unlink; to take or come apart.
  2. (transitive, military) To muffle the seismic waves of (a nuclear explosion) by performing it underground.
    • 1961, Hans Albrecht Bethe, ‎Edward Teller, The Future of Nuclear Tests (page 18)
      Smaller explosions and decoupled tests would be permitted. Further, the United States proposed that the three powers should start intensive research on the improvement of methods for detection and identification of underground explosions []
    • 1993, Sam Marullo, Ending the Cold War at Home (page 55)
      Decoupled tests would be nuclear explosions set off in massive underground caverns, a site that would greatly reduce the seismic waves caused by the explosion.
Translations



English

Etymology

un- +‎ couple

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈkʌpəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpəl

Verb

uncouple (third-person singular simple present uncouples, present participle uncoupling, simple past and past participle uncoupled)

  1. (transitive) To disconnect or detach one thing from another.
  2. (transitive) To come loose.
  3. (transitive) To loose, as dogs, from their couples.

Derived terms

  • uncoupled

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