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English noun: decomposition

1. decomposition (cognition) the analysis of a vector field


Synonymsvector decomposition


Broader (hypernym)vector algebra

2. decomposition (state) in a decomposed state


Synonymsdisintegration


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)fragmentation

3. decomposition (process) (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance


Synonymschemical decomposition reaction, decomposition reaction


Broader (hypernym)chemical reaction, reaction


Narrower (hyponym)electrolysis


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. decomposition (process) (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action


Synonymsputrefaction, rot, rotting


Broader (hypernym)decay


Domain categorybiological science, biology

5. decomposition (phenomenon) the organic phenomenon of rotting


Synonymsdecay


Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon









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