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Definition of the noun decomposition
What does decomposition mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: decompositions
- the analysis of a vector field
- in a decomposed state
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonym of decomposition: disintegration
- more generic word: decay = an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
- more specific word: fragmentation = the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
- (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
- domain: chemical science / chemistry
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonyms of decomposition: chemical decomposition reaction / decomposition reaction
- more generic terms: chemical reaction / reaction = a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
- more specific word: electrolysis = a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
- (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
- the organic phenomenon of rotting
Alternative definition of the noun decomposition
- A biological process through which organic material is reduced to e.g. compost
- The act of taking something apart, e.g. for analysis
- The splitting (of e.g. a matrix, an atom, or a compound) into constituent parts
Specialised definition of the noun decomposition
Glossary of pesticide
process by which a pesticide is broken down to simpler structures through biological or abiotic mechanisms (1992. The OECD principles of good laboratory practice. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Decomposition is a record label.
- "Decomposition" is a 2CD album set by Japanese noise musician Masami Akita, under the name Merzbow, featuring remixes and manipulation of source material recorded by Eugene Thacker and Shane Fahey. This double CD set was only released in limited quantitites with initial pressings of the Merzbox collection. The final track on each cd is the source material used by Akita for the decomposition tracks.
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- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Decompoze.
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- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Thavius Beck.
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- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Michael Lee Firkins.
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- "Decomposition" is a composition.
- Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into a much simpler form of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition. The science which studies decomposition is generally referred to as taphonomy from the Greek word τάφος taphos, meaning tomb.
- also known as Σάπισμα
- Decomposition in computer science, also known as factoring, refers to the process by which a complex problem or system is broken down into parts that are easier to conceive, understand, program, and maintain.
Phrases with decomposition
Phrases starting with the word decomposition:
Phrases ending with the word decomposition:
- Prime Decomposition
- double decomposition
- Matrix Decomposition
- vector decomposition
- Chemical Decomposition
- Heegaard Decomposition
- Open Book Decomposition
- Singular Value Decomposition
Other phrases containing the word decomposition:
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for decomposition
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Atlas of Forensic Pathology (2011)
For Police, Forensic Scientists, Attorneys, and Death Investigators by Joseph A. Prahlow, Roger W. Byard
Decomposition refers to the break-down of the body following death. While the early postmortem changes described above represent...
by Randall W. Myster
Decomposition is a critical ecosystem function that decomposes dead organic materials, removes wastes, recycles nutrients and renews soil fertility. In natural ecosystems most nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) required for plant growth are ...
by Paul Gerrard, Radia M. Johnson
Matrix decomposition is the matrix equivalent to algebraic factorization. In this section, we will...
Access 2013 Bible (2013)
by Michael Alexander, Richard Kusleika
Breaking a table into individual tables, each of which describes some aspect of the data, is called decomposition. Decomposition is a very important part of the normalization process. Even though the tables appear smaller than the original ...
by Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez, Thomas Uebel, Gregory Wheeler
Decomposition is the conceptual act of setting apart factors, clusters of factors, processes, or mechanisms in our model descriptions; a rough way to put it, is that decomposition is the conceptual act of abstracting from interconnection and ...
by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
Complete decomposition refers to such a condition of the products that they are not readily decomposed further, e.g., such...
The Oldest Photography Magazine in America
The result of decomposition is the formation of hypo, or its equivalent, and when a solution containing hypo is applied to the bleached print, the immediate result of such application ...
by Wang, John
Decomposition. Georgios K. D. Saharidis University of Thessaly, Greece INTRODUCTION In worldwide, the business environment becomes more and more complex making the solution of real case studies increasingly difficult due to ...
by Eric W. Weisstein
Matrix decomposition refers to the transformation of a given matrix (often assumed to be a SQUARE MATRIX) into a given...
See also CHOLESKY DECOMPOSITION, JORDAN MATRDC DECOMPOSITION, MATRIX DECOMPOSITION ...
Volume 14 - Crystallization: Nucleation Systems to Design Data-Importance of Accuracy by John J. McKetta Jr
Product decomposition in conjunction with corrosion products (example : metal sulfides) are commonly encountered scales in ...
Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (2012)
Supplement by Michiel Hazewinkel
Iwasawa decomposition. The QR-factorization for real non-singular matrices immediately leads to the Iwasawa factorization A = QDR with Q orthogonal, D diagonal and R an upper (or lower) triangular matrix with 1s on the diagonal, giving an ...
The Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)
by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape
Decarbonation Decomposition Decarbonation Decarbonation is the decomposition of calcium carbonate, by water containing dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) and humus. The general reaction controlling the movement of carbonate is: 7 a.
by Wang, John
Hence, decomposition in FS, with applications to multiclass molecular classification, has not been investigated as widely as either undecomposed FS or decomposed classification. Overall, there has been a lackofa formal, systematic approach ...
DECOMPOSITION BY SINGLE AFFINITY. SALT DECOMPOSITION BY DOUBLE AFFINITY. Acids as in the last. ó *° .
by Beau Riffenburgh
to release bioavailable nutrients; for example, the microbial decomposition of uric acid releases ammonium. Microbial decomposition occurs mainly through bacterial or fungal action, primarily ...
Structure and Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials by Vladimir Novikov
decomposition In a phase diagram with a miscibility gap, a phase transition in a solid solution, α, which decomposes upon cooling into isomorphous solid solutions, α1 and α2 (see Figure ...
Encyclopedia of Soil Science (2008)
by Ward Chesworth
The decomposition of NPP leads to the selective preservation of some resistant plant constituents, such as lignin.
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- Open book decomposition Meaning
Video shows what open book decomposition means. A decomposition of a 3-manifold into a link and a fibration over the circle by surfaces bounded by that link..
- Decomposition Meaning
Video shows what decomposition means. A biological process through which organic material is reduced to eg compost. The act of taking something apart, eg...
- Prime decomposition Meaning
Video shows what prime decomposition means. The factorization of an integer into prime numbers.. prime decomposition synonyms: prime factorization.
- Chemical decomposition Meaning
Video shows what chemical decomposition means. the fragmentation of any compound into elements or smaller compounds smaller. Chemical decomposition ...
- Matrix decomposition Meaning
Video shows what matrix decomposition means. A process by which a rectangular table of numbers or abstract quantities that can be added and multiplied is bro ...
- Heegaard decomposition Meaning
Video shows what Heegaard decomposition means. The decomposition of a 3-manifold as two handlebodies unioned along their boundaries.. Heegaard ...
- Decomposition potential Meaning
Video shows what decomposition potential means. (in electrolysis) The electrode potential at which current begins to increase appreciably, and electrolysis ...
- Inflectional paradigm and decomposition in a second language
Inflectional paradigm and decomposition in a second language. Kira Gor.
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3O1M3P3O1S1I1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 13-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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