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decouple

[dē′kəp·əl]
(engineering)
To minimize or eliminate airborne shock waves of a nuclear or other explosion by placing the explosives deep under the ground.
To minimize the seismic effect of an underground explosion by setting it off in the center of an underground cavity.
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The Bosch system detects the driver s easing of pressure on the gas pedal, decouples the engine from the transmission, and thus prevents the engine from consuming fuel.
The SRB method uses normal state models to predict the normal operation states according to the overall driving conditions, generates residuals to decouple the interactions between driving conditions and faults, and also uses statistical analysis to further decouple the actions from disturbances but leaves the couplings among the different faults untouched.
The drawback with this system, Park said, is that the first shut-off valve does not completely separate or "decouple" the functions of plasticating and injection.