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disentanglement

(dĭs″ĕn-tăn′gl-mĕnt)
A rescue technique used to free a trapped victim that involves removing the wreckage from around the patient (rather than removing the patient from the wreckage). For example, freeing a person trapped in a crushed car often requires the car to be pried apart with heavy rescue tools capable of cutting through metal.
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Although the court's injunction is limited to the sale of the T&G's assets, it effectively precludes the sale of any of the New England Media Group assets, or at least substantially delays that sale while the parties to the transaction figure out how, operationally, to disentangle the newspaper so they can be separately owned,'' the newspapers' lawyer, Mark W.
One day an experienced worker decided she did not need help and tried to disentangle the threads.
While Ozawa said he expects Putin to deal with the territorial row given his strong leadership, the Russian premier replied that the two countries ''need to be patient, respect each other and make efforts to disentangle knots little by little.
As the role of the UN becomes increasingly impotent, the world's governments must wise up and disentangle themselves from the web of this perpetual conflict.
Ali Ansari, a Briton of Iranian origin, argues that the crisis is a symptom of broader, long-term fissures in US-Iranian relations, and in Confronting Iran he seeks to disentangle the myths surrounding this gulf in understanding which is compounded by the nature of the two countries, their foreign policy establishments and the fraught history of their relations since the 1979 revolution.
Vector autoregressions (VARs) try to disentangle these factors and show the impact of an exogenous funds rate increase on output and inflation.
As we debate how to disentangle our nation from the debacle in Iraq, we should consider our responsibility to those whose lives this war has turned upside-down.
This is often because clinicians are unable to disentangle a case's ethical implications from today's medicolegal environment.
It uses a combination of vibration and extensional flow to disentangle temporarily plastics' molecular chains, producing pellets with lower viscosity that reportedly can be processed into products like thin film or thin-wall moldings using lower temperature and pressure.
With truth impossible to disentangle from invention, Hecht followed the lead of Verissimo, his would-be informant, creating characters, rendering a tale that did not happen but that might have, probing at what it means to translate a life into words.
This approach helps disentangle scientific complexities but somewhat dissipates the sense of a life as it was lived.