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

 dis·so·lu·tion /ˌdɪsəˈluʃən/

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

 dis·so·lu·tion /ˌdɪsəˈluʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·so·lu·tion n.
 1. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
    Dissolutions of ancient amities.   --Shak.
 2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
 3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
    The dissolution of the compound.   --South.
 4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
    Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament.   --Blackstone.
 5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
 We expected
 Immediate dissolution.   --Milton.
 6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
    A man of continual dissolution and thaw.   --Shak.
 7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
 8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
    To make a present dissolution of the world.   --Hooker.
 9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt
           in water" [syn: dissolving]
      2: separation into component parts [syn: disintegration]
      3: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: profligacy,
          dissipation, licentiousness]
      4: the termination of a meeting [syn: adjournment]
      5: the termination of a relationship [syn: breakup]