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Decomposition

De`com`po`si´tion
n.1.The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc.
2.The state of being reduced into original elements.
3.Repeated composition; a combination of compounds.
Decomposition of forces
Same as Resolution of forces, under Resolution.
Decomposition of light
the division of light into the prismatic colors.
Noun1.decomposition - the analysis of a vector field
2.decomposition - in a decomposed state
Synonyms: disintegration
3.decomposition - (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
4.decomposition - the organic phenomenon of rotting
Synonyms: decay
5.Decompositiondecomposition - (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
ablation, atomization, biodegradability, biodegradation, breakup, caries, carrion, corrosion, corruption, crumbling, decay, degradability, degradation, dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization, dissolution, dry rot, erosion, foulness, gangrene, incoherence, mildew, mold, mortification, necrosis, oxidation, oxidization, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, ravages of time, resolution, rot, rottenness, rust, slough, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoilage, tooth decay, wear, wear and tear
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Decolorant
Decolorate
Decoloration
decolorise
Decolorize
decolour
decolourise
decolourize
decommission
Decomplex
Decomposable
Decompose
Decomposed
Decomposed Petri Net
decomposing
Decomposite
-- Decomposition --
Decomposition of forces
Decomposition of light
decomposition reaction
decompositional
Decompound
decompound leaf
Decompoundable
decompress
decompressing
decompression
decompression sickness
Deconcentrate
Deconcentration
Deconcoct
Deconfes
decongestant
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