Decoupling

Two or more systems that are able to transact without being connected, or coupled. The systems do not interact with each other, and also one system usually has only a very limited knowledge of any other system, and that knowledge is usually limited to information about shared interfaces. A decoupled system allows changes to be made to any one system without having an effect on any other system.

Also called uncoupled.
See also coupling, loose coupling, and tight coupling.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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