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de·com·po·si·tion

 (dē-kŏm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or result of decomposing; disintegration.
2.
a. Chemistry Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
b. Biology Breakdown or decay of organic materials.

de·com′po·si′tion·al adj.

de·com·po·si·tion

(dē-kŏm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
1. The separation of a substance into simpler substances or basic elements.
2. The process of decaying or rotting. Decomposition of dead organic matter is brought about by the activity of certain bacteria and fungi feeding on it.

decomposition

The process of breakdown of a chemical compound into less complex substances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decomposition - the analysis of a vector field
vector algebra - the part of algebra that deals with the theory of vectors and vector spaces
2.decomposition - in a decomposed state
fragmentation - the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
3.decomposition - (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
electrolysis - (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
4.decomposition - (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal actiondecomposition - (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
5.decomposition - the organic phenomenon of rotting
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

decomposition

noun (Formal)
1. rot, corruption, decay, rotting, perishing, mortification, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity The bodies were in an advanced state of decomposition.
2. breakdown, disintegration, dissolution, atomization a nuclear reactor which gives complete decomposition and no unwanted byproducts

decomposition

noun
Translations
تَحَلُّل، انْحِلال
rozklad
forrådnelsenedbrydelse
hajoaminen
bomlás
rotnun
afbraakdecompositie

decomposition

[ˌdiːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən] Ndescomposición f, putrefacción f

decomposition

[ˌdiːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən] n [body, plant] → décomposition f

decomposition

n (Phys: of light) → Zerlegung f; (Chem also) → Abbau m; (= rotting)Zersetzung f, → Verfaulen nt

decomposition

[ˌdiːkɒmpəˈzɪʃn] ndecomposizione f

decompose

(diːkəmˈpouz) verb
(of vegetable or animal matter) to (cause to) decay or rot. Corpses decompose quickly in heat.
decomposition (diːkompəˈziʃən) noun
ˌdecomˈposer noun
something that causes a substance to rot or break up into simpler parts.

de·com·po·si·tion

n. descomposición. 1. disolución de una sustancia en elementos químicos;
2. descomposición de material orgánico.
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