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Definition of the noun disintegration

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noun - plural: disintegrations

  1. in a decomposed state
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of disintegration: decomposition
    • 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
  2. a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    • example: a disintegration of personality
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: disability / disablement / handicap / impairment = the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  3. separation into component parts
  4. the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • synonyms of disintegration: decay / radioactive decay
    • more generic term: nuclear reaction = a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
    • more specific terms:
      • alpha decay = radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle
      • beta decay = radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of a beta particle
  5. total destruction

Alternative definition of the noun disintegration


  1. A process by which anything disintegrates.
  2. The condition of anything which has disintegrated.
  3. [geology] A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.


  1. "Disintegration" is the eighth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 2 May 1989 by Fiction Records. The record marks a return to the introspective and gloomy gothic rock style the band had established in the early 1980s. As he neared the age of thirty, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith had felt an increased pressure to follow up on the group's pop successes with a more enduring work. This, coupled with a distaste for the group's newfound popularity, caused Smith to lapse back into the use of hallucinogenic drugs, the effects of which had a strong influence on the production of the album. The Cure recorded Disintegration at Hookend Recording Studios in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, with co-producer David M. Allen from late 1988 to early 1989. During production, founding member Lol Tolhurst was fired from the band.
  2. "Disintegration" is a compilation album by Japanese music production unit I've Sound and volume three in their Girls Compilation album series. It was released on June 26, 2002, compiling the songs they have produced for various PC games and CDs as well as some new tracks. The album features vocals by Eiko Shimamiya, Kotoko, Lia, Mell, Momo and Shiho.
  3. "Disintegration" is a composition.
  4. "Disintegration" is a musical single of Monarchy & Dita Von Teese.
    • released on
  5. "Disintegration" is a musical album of Terra Sancta.
    • released in (7 years ago)


"Disintegration" is a film, directed by Roger McLeod.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

P Phonetic Disintegration in substitutions, deletions, and misorderings of phonemes. Phonemic disintegration is relatively common in aphasic disorders, including Broca's aphasia, conduction aphasia, and transcortical motor aphasia. Isolated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Society (1998)

by William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto

The concept of anomie is closely related to the ideas of cognitive dissonance and mazeway disintegration, which have been used in the study of millenarianism. Dissonance between millennial prophecies and actual events is overcome ...

Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Hund

Disintegration of ice shelves is of current concern because of the resulting acceleration and calving of previously buttressed land-based glaciers and ice sheets into the sea, thus contributing to rising global sea level. Ice shelf retreat typically ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

Temporal variations in theseparameters are therefore thetwo principal expected causesofchanges innuclear disintegration rates ontheEarth. We donot expecttosee any appreciable changes in the galactic cosmicray intensity, except if a ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

disintegration anxiety See depleted depression. disintegrative disorder A pervasive developmental disorder characterized by loss of language, social, play, or motor skills, or of bowel or bladder control after what ...

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The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany. (Franz Halder)
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