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Definition of 'decomposition'


  1. the analysis of a vector field
       Synonyms: vector decomposition
  2. in a decomposed state
       Synonyms: disintegration
  3. (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
       Synonyms: decomposition reaction chemical decomposition reaction
  4. the organic phenomenon of rotting
       Synonyms: decay
  5. (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
       Synonyms: rot rotting putrefaction

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