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Definition of Decomposition

Decomposition

  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 Translations

decomposition in German is Zerlegung, Zersetzung
decomposition in Swedish is nedbrytningsprocess
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