• WordNet 3.6
    • n disentanglement the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disentanglement The act of disentangling or clearing from difficulties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disentanglement The act of disentangling, or the state of being disentangled.
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In literature:

An oath disentangled itself from his confusion.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
But the two knights instantly disentangled themselves, and fought on foot with shield and sword.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
One of the first objects of genetic analysis is to disentangle this mass of confusion.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
The complication of parties is not to be easily disentangled.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
Janet disentangled herself and put on her stockings and shoes.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
In a moment hopeless confusion reigned and An-ina was to the rescue disentangling him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
It seemed like disentangling a chain.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It is hard to disentangle the influence of one event from that exerted by another.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
The sharp points have been tearing the wool apart or disentangling the fibers.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Then Pa Snow disentangled his feet from the quilt and stepped forth briskly.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Somehow or other they got disentangled, and by pure luck Hamp and Jerry hit the tunnel and made good time toward the next curve.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
If you were really disentangled from it, what would you care about its merits or its faults?
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
So I have tried to disentangle it, and give it here in a simpler form.
"Kerfol" by Edith Wharton
When he came to an end the mist had lifted, and the sun rode high in the heavens disentangled of cloud.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Piria Sittie flies to the rescue, disentangles the combatants and persuades them to make friends.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Our later years are active in disentangling thought from injustice and vulgarity.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
We Musalmans have our horns in the thicket; shall not Hindus help to disentangle them?
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
They were subtly mixed, it would take the very finest nose to disentangle them.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Never was a knot so cunningly twisted, nor with so many ins and outs, which roguishly defied the skillfullest fingers to disentangle them.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Perhaps we can so little disentangle our impressions and our fancies that their combination may thus be treated as a unity.
"Belcaro" by Vernon Lee

In poetry:

To disentangle one clear wish
Not of her sex, she sought;
And womanish to womanish
Discerned in lighted thought.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
LESBIA. See the sun his disentangled
Golden tresses far extends
Over mountains, groves and gardens,
Showing that the day hath come.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
In pompous scales Free Will and Fate
Were placed, and poised, and dangled,
And riddles small from riddles great
Expertly disentangled.
"The Owl And The Lark" by Alfred Austin
Which came first, the egg or the rooster?
P.G.Wodehouse or Bertram Wooster?
I know hawk from handsaw, and Finn from Fiji,
But I can't disentangle Bertram from PG.
"PG Wooster, Just as he Useter" by Ogden Nash

In news:

Leatherback turtles disentangled in Cape Cod Bay .
Leatherback turtles disentangled in Cape Cod Bay.
Disentanglement of this patient's arm (below the tips of the tool) from the wreckage needs to be done before the victim can be extricated.
We hope that this epidemiological evidence may contribute to the on-going efforts to disentangle the complex pathways that lead to these serious illnesses...
Evangelical Protestantism in the United States is going through a New Reformation that is disentangling a great religious movement from a partisan political machine.
Buster Keaton is disentangling himself from the contrary bedsheet.

In science:

The different terms, can in principle, be disentangled by their spectral dependencies.
Neutrino factory optimization for non-standard interactions
Although there have been many efforts to disentangle its nature, the anomaly still has an uncertain origin.
The Anomalous Acceleration of the Pioneer Spacecrafts
How to properly disentangle such scenarios is not obvious. A partial solution would be, for instance, to avoid instantaneous transitions altogether, attaching a non-zero time to transitions and forcing an ordering between them or, symmetrically, to disallow a zero-time residence in states.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The two qubits are initially prepared in a maximally entangled state, so that they are disentangled from the environment.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
In Section 6 we will propose strategies to disentangle the signal from the background, compare the result to present neutrino data from Super-Kamiokande.
Unstable Gravitino Dark Matter and Neutrino Flux
In case information on the line is available, e.g. from the detection of a monochromatic gamma-ray line by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (FGST, formerly named GLAST) , then one could perhaps envisage strategies to disentangle the signal from the background.
Unstable Gravitino Dark Matter and Neutrino Flux
While the Juri ´c et al. (200 8) SDSS sample is effectively volume limited for most spectral types, leading to main sequence stars dominating the sample, the IPHAS database is more clearly magnitude limited, requiring the disentangling of luminosity class.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
In fact, competing leptonic processes can also explain the observed TeV gamma ray emission, provided that the magnetic field does not excee d ≈ 10 µG, and thus accurate modelling is needed in order to disentangle the different contributions.
Gamma Ray Astronomy and the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays
Similarly, TeV instruments of the next generation will be required to disentangle the emission form leptonic versus hadronic CRs by means of improved spectral measurements and morphological studies.
Gamma Ray Astronomy and the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays
Considering the complexity of WFAO systems, it is instructive to isolate specific factors in order to disentangle their individual effects.
Tomographic reconstruction for Wide Field Adaptive Optics systems: Fourier domain analysis and fundamental limitations
We will recapitulate some points from his paper in an adapted and shortened way in order to show several equivalences and to disentangle different notations used by us and used by Reegen (2007).
The generalised Lomb-Scargle periodogram. A new formalism for the floating-mean and Keplerian periodograms
It is clear that an accurate carbon abundance determination in late O dwarfs is needed to disentangle ˙M and ǫC .
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Such an accuracy enables us to disentangle numerics from physics and validates the use of the 6He β -decay as a testing ground for an axial MEC model.
6He beta-decay rate and the suppression of the axial constant in nuclear matter
One challenge of astronomical photometric analysis is to disentangle, from a given set of observations, the source’s colors from such a plethora of perturbing factors.
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
Many of these are testable in isolation (§4), but some possibly degenerate effects, such as simultaneously anomalous metallicities and extinction laws, may be difficult to disentangle.
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts