a taking apart; disassembly.
a house or other building that is purchased with the intention of tearing it down and replacing it with another, more expensive structure.

1925–30; noun use of verb phrase tear down

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There's also minimal adhesive sticking the motherboard to other components,
  making a full teardown relatively easy.
Other construction around town is likely to be on the site of a teardown.
Teardown inspections and the resultant data are essential to ensure the
  integrity of airframe structures and thus aircraft safety.
Be aware that there may be a charge for a teardown, even if you don't have the
  vehicle repaired.
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