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1. The act or result of decomposing; disintegration.
a. Chemistry Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
b. Biology Breakdown or decay of organic materials.

de·com′po·si′tion·al adj.
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Adj.1.decompositional - causing organic decay
disintegrative - tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts
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CA is a decompositional methodology that allows the relative importance of the attributes of a product and the part worth utility values for each level of an attribute to be estimated.
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These examples show that this decompositional etymographical technique was available to scribes in and out of commentary texts with both Diri and non-Diri signs.
A CA is a decompositional method that allows estimating the relative importance of the attributes of a product and the part worth utility values for each level of an attribute.