Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

Disassembly may refer to any of the following:

disassemble1. When referring to hardware, disassemble is the process of breaking down a device into separate parts. A device may be disassembled to help determine a problem, to replace a part, or to take the parts and use them in another device or to sell them individually. For example, if a computer has a bad processor, a user may need to disassemble the computer to get to the bad processor and replace it with a good processor.

2. When referring to software, disassembly is the process of getting the source code from a program.

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