Associations to the word «Decomposition»


DECOMPOSITION, noun. A biological process through which organic material is reduced to e.g. compost
DECOMPOSITION, noun. The act of taking something apart, e.g. for analysis
DECOMPOSITION, noun. The splitting (of e.g. a matrix, an atom, or a compound) into constituent parts
DECOMPOSITION POTENTIAL, noun. (chemistry) (in electrolysis) The electrode potential at which current begins to increase appreciably, and electrolysis occurs

Dictionary definition

DECOMPOSITION, noun. The analysis of a vector field.
DECOMPOSITION, noun. In a decomposed state.
DECOMPOSITION, noun. (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance.
DECOMPOSITION, noun. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.
DECOMPOSITION, noun. The organic phenomenon of rotting.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope