Definition of decouple in English:



  • 1Separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else.

    ‘the mountings effectively decouple movements of the engine from those of the wheels’
    • ‘Just as women's motherly character was decoupled from their reproductive role, female love was dissociated from female sexuality.’
    • ‘The Minister said that a decision to fully decouple support payments from production was made as a consequence of the 2003 CAP Reform Agreement.’
    • ‘The group believe the findings have implications for Irish farmers in the medium term as direct payments are decoupled from production.’
    • ‘The two governments will also make it clear that they are decoupling the Joint Declaration from the previous Agreement.’
    • ‘‘The Fischler proposals will reduce the farmer's ability to earn a decent income by decoupling payments from production ’, she said.’
    • ‘Key issues for the union include decoupling subsidy from production to whole farm payments and changes to the budget to pay for rural development and other reforms.’
    • ‘Detailed proposals for the mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy are most likely to include a move to decouple direct payments from production.’
    • ‘IT professionals now understand the benefits achievable with virtual infrastructures by decoupling the logical from the physical.’
    • ‘Farm programs generally cannot be decoupled from production and they contribute to the high price of farmland.’
    • ‘He predicted the eventual removal of all supply controls, including quota and set aside regulations because the EU will continue to decouple payments from production.’
    • ‘Kluge's Learning Processes with a Deadly Outcome is less successful than his earlier Case Histories because he decouples the human element from his reportage style.’
    • ‘He said that in the new era where premia are decoupled from production a price rise will be essential for beef produced during the expensive winter period.’
    • ‘Yet this very ease of distribution is quite obviously also a problem for producers in that it is decoupled from any possible financial reward.’
    • ‘It is expected to include the decoupling of farm subsidy payments from production.’
    • ‘This is an important development and he has therefore decided that the dairy cow premium and the national envelope should be decoupled with effect from 1 January 2005.’
    • ‘However these proposals have nothing to do with the proposal to decouple beef and sheep production from subsidies.’
    • ‘And the key proposal as previously reported is to decouple payments from cattle, sheep or crops based on historic earnings.’
    • ‘In the new era where premia are decoupled from production, beef, sheep and tillage farmers must generate a worthwhile margin, excluding the single farm payment, from actual farming.’
    • ‘The proposals to decouple direct payments from production and pay farmers a lump sum based on previous years' payments is seen as a major stumbling block for new entrants and existing young farmers he said.’
    detach, disengage, uncouple, unhook, unhitch, unlink, undo, unfasten, unyoke, disarticulate
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    1. 1.1 Make the interaction between (electrical components) so weak that there is little transfer of energy between them, especially to remove unwanted AC distortion or oscillations in circuits with a common power supply.
      • ‘This is a technique for decoupling the energy storage system voltage from the DC link voltage in AC electric drive systems.’
      • ‘Data were acquired with single pulse excitation under high-power broadband proton decoupling.’
    2. 1.2 Muffle the sound or shock of (a nuclear explosion) by causing it to take place in an underground cavity.