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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·com·po·si·tion /(ˌ)dɪˌkɑmpəˈzɪʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·com·po·si·tion n.
 1. The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc.
 2. The state of being reduced into original elements.
 3. Repeated composition; a combination of compounds. [Obs.]
 Decomposition of forces. Same as Resolution of forces, under Resolution.
 Decomposition of light, the division of light into the prismatic colors.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the analysis of a vector field [syn: vector decomposition]
      2: in a decomposed state [syn: disintegration]
      3: (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more
         substances that may differ from each other and from the
         original substance [syn: decomposition reaction]
      4: the organic phenomenon of rotting [syn: decay]
      5: (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
         [syn: rot, rotting, putrefaction]