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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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Similarly, if the table falls apart when a heavy object is placed on it, the event of its disintegration is a pat of the external world. One object external to and distinct from any given perceiver is any other perceiver. So, relative to one perceiver, ...

Google previewPosthuman Blues (2013)

Volume I (2003 - 2004) by Mac Tonnies

Columbia's disintegration is a profound loss that raises important questions about the future of our already tenuous manned presence in space.It could be argued that better technology could have prevented this setback; the shuttle program ...

Google previewAtomic Physics: 8th Edition (2013)

by Max Born

Radioactive disintegration is the prototype of an elementary process, which the ideas of classical physics are powerless to explain, but with which modern quantum theory is quite capable of dealing. We shall now cite a few more experiments, ...

Google previewBasin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India (2012)

by Rabi Bastia, M. Radhakrishna

Most conspicuous feature of the passive continental margins formed during the Gondwana disintegration is the presence of thick Mesozoic and Tertiary sedimentary deposits that were collected contemporaneously with steady-state ...

Google previewCausation, Chance and Credence (2012)

Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation by B. Skyrms, W.L. Harper

= 1 If W is countable the disintegration means the following: After deleting from the kernel-matrix rows and columns which correspond to some set of probability 0, the rest decomposes into ...

Google previewSulfuric Acids—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)


It is important in our invention that the mechanism for inhibiting shale disintegration is the shielding of iron pyrites from oxygen in the water. While water hydration of other portions of the shale is inhibited by our protective coating , the main ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

granular disintegration dominant feldspar coarse-plutonic alkali feldspar granite alkali feldspar= plagioclase feldspar adamellite plagioclase feldspar granodiorite accessory minerals. With a decrease in the amount of quartz, granites pass ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (2015)

by Edward S. Neukrug

This section describes certain operational strategies and techniques that relational therapists may use to promote change and growth in individuals and in the group itself: combined individual–group psychotherapy, integration– disintegration, ...


by Mr. M.P. Kabra

Disintegration time: The time required for a tablet to break up into granules of specified size (or smaller), under carefully specified test ...

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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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