- to take apart; separate
- to disconnect (devices, systems, etc.): to decouple electric circuits
transitive verbde·cou·pled, de·cou·pling, de·cou·ples
- Electronics To reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another).
- Physics To decrease or eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosion) by having it take place underground.
- To separate or detach: “Bipeds have a potential advantage over quadrupeds in decoupling their breathing from their locomotion” (Craig Stanford).
(third-person singular simple present decouples, present participle decoupling, simple past and past participle decoupled)
- to unlink; to take apart
- Radiation decoupled from matter
From French découpler