Decoupling

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Decoupling

A situation in which returns on two assets or asset classes that normally move together move separately. For example, oil and natural gas prices usually move together: when one goes up, so does the other, and vice versa. Likewise, stocks and corporate bonds usually behave the same way. Decoupling in both cases occurs when oil moves in one direction while natural gas moves in the opposite, or when stocks' and corporate bonds' returns diverge.
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This approach decouples the software API libraries from the hardware drivers, providing greater freedom of development for independent software vendors (ISVs) and independent hardware vendors (IHVs) by eliminating their dependency on each other and on the Solaris operating system.
The new Daemon process decouples applications and the communications process in such a way that developers can easily make changes to their applications later on and automatically synchronize those changes with the communications bus.