dis·in·te·gra·tion /(ˌ)dɪsˌɪntəˈgreʃən/ 名詞
Dis·in·te·gra·tion n. (a) The process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated. Specifically (b) Geol. The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
Society had need of further disintegration before it could begin to reconstruct itself locally. --Motley.
n 1: in a decomposed state [syn: decomposition]
2: separation into component parts [syn: dissolution]
3: the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance
along with the emission of ionizing radiation [syn: decay,
4: total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation
of the atoll" [syn: annihilation]