Definition of disaggregate in US English:



[with object]
  • Separate (something) into its component parts.

    ‘a method for disaggregating cells’
    • ‘It would help the dialogue process to disaggregate the agreed agenda and discuss each item separately.’
    • ‘Today's corporate leader is expected to dismantle and disaggregate his corporation whenever there's a buck in it for his shareholders.’
    • ‘What the South Carolina primary really adds up to is the possibility that 2004 will be the year that finally disaggregates the political South defined by Richard Nixon in 1968.’
    • ‘It's important, on this numbers of tour thing, to disaggregate our forces.’
    • ‘If we disaggregate the total value-added in the chains, the sum of the value added per unit in the production process is but a fraction of the value added per unit in the marketing, sales, and distribution of the branded product.’
    • ‘The attraction and power of such a bid resides in its totality, as if someone had disaggregated the dots in a photograph, discarded half, added new ones and then reassembled them all into a compelling new photograph.’
    • ‘The internet is only doing to politics what it has done to other industries: it disaggregates elements and then enables these free atoms to reaggregate into new molecules; it fragments the old and unifies the new.’
    • ‘One recommendation for future research is disaggregating the data according to the age of adolescents, using early, middle, and late adolescence as the categorical data to examine effects of protective factors.’
    • ‘Should they be allowed to cancel each other or should the first asset be disaggregated from the group with a recognized impairment?’
    • ‘The growth model relied on disaggregating the various inputs into productivity growth - mainly physical capital and labour - in order to identify which were the most important.’
    • ‘One clear way to do this would be to disaggregate internet access from the computer, and instead place some form of cable or ADSL modem within the media hub itself.’
    • ‘Although the ability to disaggregate news outputs and reconnect them with other contextual material may in some case constitute a challenge to editors.’
    • ‘Or that broad term is disaggregated into some of its complex components, such as language or religion.’
    • ‘I could visualize, for example, abandonment of tightly-knit statements of financial position and income in favour of a more disaggregated set of statements, each focusing on a separate aspect of entity activity.’
    • ‘By disaggregating applications into their constituent components of services, scheduling can become much more dynamic and load balancing more effective.’
    • ‘Can you disaggregate the student's disruptiveness from his being out of step with the rest of the class?’
    • ‘In Sri Lanka, although the government had not disaggregated the data along gender lines, Oxfam found the same pattern repeated itself.’
    • ‘Nor does it attempt to disaggregate the results according to ethnic group: the numbers involved in the trial were probably too small for this to be feasible, even had the authors desired to do so.’
    • ‘They disaggregate volatility of individual stocks in three components: market related, industry-specific, and idiosyncratic firm-level volatility.’
    • ‘A gender responsive budget is not a separate budget for women but an attempt to disaggregate expenditure and revenue according to their different impacts on women and men.’