Meaning of dissociable in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈsəʊʃɪəb(ə)l/

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  • Able to be dissociated; separable.

    ‘language and cognition are not dissociable’
    • ‘I do, however, agree with the Danish and German Governments that the contractual arrangement and terms must be such that the credit transaction is clearly dissociable from the main supply of goods.’
    • ‘The peptide binds to the protein noncovalently; without the dissociable peptide ligand, the MHC molecule loses its stable structure very rapidly and becomes sensitive to proteolytic degradation.’
    • ‘Bornstein posed this question in relation to the debate about the existence of dissociable implicit and explicit learning systems.’
    • ‘These biochemical and organismal effects are evolutionarily dissociable to some extent, because some changes in gene expression appear to have no consequence for organismal phenotype.’
    • ‘Behavioural studies on monkeys, analysing the effect of circumscribed damage to specific regions in the inner part of the temporal lobe, have identified several dissociable, interacting memory structures.’
    • ‘The anion formed by removal of the dissociable hydrogen atom of a weak acid will compete with the hydronium ion formed from the autoionization of water, leaving an excess of hydroxide ion.’
    • ‘In the domain of working memory there are many studies that support the view that verbal and visualspatial information are processed by dissociable subcomponents.’
    • ‘This task is interesting because it assesses two dissociable abilities.’
    • ‘These proteins fulfill their function as long as they bind their dissociable ligand, the peptide.’
    • ‘These data indicate that the NAc core and shell make dissociable contributions to behavioral flexibility during set shifting.’
    • ‘Dissociable Neural Pathways Are Involved in the Recognition of Emotion in Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions.’


Mid 19th century from French, from Latin dissociabilis, from dissociare ‘to separate’.