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removal from an office or position; the process of depositing: deposition of the documents with the Library of Congress; the giving of testimony under oath; a statement to be used in court in place of the spoken testimony of the witness
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disposition – natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; characteristic attitude: has a mean disposition; an inclination: a gambling disposition; the final settlement of a matter
1. The act of deposing, as from high office.
2. The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
3. Something deposited; a deposit.
4. Law Sworn testimony recorded for use in court at a later date.
5. Deposition The removal of Jesus from the cross.
1. (Law) law
a. the giving of testimony on oath
b. the testimony so given
c. the sworn statement of a witness used in court in his or her absence
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act or instance of deposing
3. the act or an instance of depositing
4. (Law) something that is deposited; deposit
[C14: from Late Latin dēpositiō a laying down, disposal, burying, testimony]
1. (Bible) the taking down of Christ's body from the Cross or a representation of this
2. (Art Terms) the taking down of Christ's body from the Cross or a representation of this
dep•o•si•tion(ˌdɛp əˈzɪʃ ən, ˌdi pə-)
1. removal from an office or position.
2. the act or process of depositing.
3. the state of being deposited.
4. something that is deposited.
5. a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court.
6. (cap.) a work of art depicting Christ being lowered from the Cross.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin, Latin dēpositiō depositing, burial, derivative of dēpōnere (see depone)]
An examination of a witness before a trial.
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|Noun||1.||deposition - the natural process of laying down a deposit of something|
electrodeposition - the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis)
pigmentation - the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings
redeposition - deposition from one deposit to another
superposition - (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
|2.||deposition - (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office|
|3.||deposition - the act of putting something somewhere|
buildup - the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
|4.||deposition - the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office|
1. sworn statement (Law) evidence, testimony, declaration, affidavit The material would be checked against depositions from other witnesses.
2. depositing, build-up, accumulation, settling, precipitation (technical) This leads to calcium deposition in the blood vessels.