HyperDic: decomposition

English > 5 senses of the word decomposition:
NOUNcognitiondecomposition, vector decompositionthe analysis of a vector field
statedecomposition, disintegrationin a decomposed state
processdecomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reaction(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
processdecomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction, breakdown(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
phenomenondecomposition, decaythe organic phenomenon of rotting
decomposition > pronunciation
Soundsdiy.kahmpahzih'shahn; diy.kahmpowzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > decomposition: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe analysis of a vector field.
Synonymvector decomposition
Broadervector algebraThe part of algebra that deals with the theory of vectors and vector spaces
Spanishdescomposición
Catalandescomposició
English > decomposition: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningIn a decomposed state.
Synonymdisintegration
NarrowerfragmentationThe disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
BroaderdecayAn inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
Spanishdescomposición
Catalandescomposició
English > decomposition: 5 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance.
Synonymsdecomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reaction
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerelectrolysis(chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Verbsdecomposeseparate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
English > decomposition: 5 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action.
Synonymsrot, rotting, putrefaction, breakdown
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
BroaderdecayThe process of gradually becoming inferior
Spanishdescomposición, podredumbre, pudrición, pudrimiento, putrefacción
Catalandescomposició, podridura, putrefacció
Adjectivessepticof or relating to or caused by putrefaction
Verbsdecomposebreak down
English > decomposition: 5 senses > noun 5, phenomenon
MeaningThe organic phenomenon of rotting.
Synonymdecay
Broaderorganic phenomenon(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
Spanishdescomposición, podredumbre, putrefacción
Catalandescomposició
Adjectivesdecompositionalcausing organic decay
Verbsdecomposebreak down

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