Define: Unbundling

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Definition: Unbundling

Quick Summary of Unbundling

Unbundling is the process of splitting a company or conglomerate into its constituent businesses, especially prior to selling them off.

What is the dictionary definition of Unbundling?

Dictionary Definition

  1. This is the separation of a business into it’s constituent parts; and is generally achieved by selling off subsidiaries or certain business lines.
  2. The selling off of parts of a security, for example: it’s coupon.


Synonyms For Unbundling

dissociation, separation, splitting, disassociation, separate

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Unbundling. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 04, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Unbundling. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 04, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Unbundling. Retrieved April 04, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Unbundling are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.