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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun decomposition:
Definition of decomposition
What does decomposition mean?
- the analysis of a vector field
- in a decomposed state
- (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
- 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
- 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
Phrases with decomposition
Phrases starting with the word decomposition:
- decomposition reaction
- Decomposition Potential
- Decomposition Brackenfern
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:
- double decomposition reaction
- chemical decomposition reaction
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.
- genre: Noise music
- released in (14 years ago)
- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Decompoze.
- released on (7 years ago)
- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Thavius Beck.
- released on (10 years ago)
- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Michael Lee Firkins.
- released in (15 years ago)
- "Decomposition" is a musical album of Doomdozer.
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- Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler forms 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 taphos, meaning tomb.
- 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.
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for decomposition
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Database Systems (2011)
Concepts, Design and Applications by Shio Kumar Singh
The lossless-join decomposition is a property of decomposition, which ensures that no spurious tuples are generated when a natural join ...
Programming Many-Core Chips (2011)
by András Vajda
The primary issue related to static decomposition is the lack of scalability when the number of processor cores is increased. Staying with the same example, it's impossible to use more than two cores, unless for g is further decomposed—a task ...
Linear Algebra Quick Study Guide for Smartphones and Mobile Devices - FREE Chapters on Linear Equations, Determinant, and More in the Trial Version (2007)
Definitions | Existence and uniqueness | Positive definite matrices | Algorithms | Doolittle algorithm | Crout algorithm | Small Example | Applications | Solving linear equations | Inverse matrix The LU decomposition is a matrix decomposition ...
Parallel Algorithms for Geographic Processing (2008)
by Qingfeng Guan
Decomposition is the process of dividing the computation into smaller pieces, some or all of which can be executed in parallel. Apparently it requires that the computation is parallelizable, which means either the data used for the computation ...
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition (2002)
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 ...
Encyclopedia of Ecology, Five-Volume Set (2008)
Decomposition and the subsequent mineralization are also an indispensable process for sustaining life on Earth, as they are the only processes enabling massive recycling of chemical elements in the biosphere. Most nutrients cycle from an ...
Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)
by Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati
Considering a III–V semiconductor like p-GaAs, anodic decomposition in the dark requires, e.g., application of a positive potential to induce the reaction: GaAs þ 2H2O þ 6hþ-Ga3þ þ AsO2À þ 4Hþ 1⁄2IV Cathodic decomposition is conversely ...
Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (2009)
by Clifton D. Bryant, Dennis L. Peck
Decomposition is an essential part of the life cycle of any living organism (human beings are no exception) as it is the means by which nutrients are returned to the soil to nourish other life forms. Shortly after death, the body begins to undergo a ...
Encyclopedia of Algorithms (2008)
by Ming-Yang Kao
Well Separated Pair Decomposition for Unit–Disk Graph, Figure 1 The sets A, B are well-separated with respect to s The total number of procedure calls is bounded by the number of well-separated pairs reported, which can be shown to be in ...
Encyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)
by Rattan Lal
In the absence of oxygen and other electron acceptors, CH4 is the final product of soil organic matter decomposition. Human activities, including changes in land use and soil management, are contributing to unprecedented rapid increases in ...
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.
Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (1997)
An Updated and Annotated Translation of the Soviet "Mathematical Encyclopaedia by Michiel Hazewinkel, Ivan Matveevič Vinogradov
\m/ h(Xt The following theorem is called Hoeffding 's decomposition theorem, and the representation of the U-statistic as in the theorem is called the Hoeffding decomposition of CM/0 (see ...
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The terrarium was filled with beetles.
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- Decomposition In Photography
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- Harmonic Decomposition
Seeing the world through rectangular glasses...
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- Lead Oxide Thermal Decomposition Macro
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- Paradoxical decomposition
The idea here being that the fractal in the red zone is the 'same' as the one in the blue zone. Om mane padme om. From wikipedia.
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- Anna, after CS5 - frequency decomposition
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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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