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English noun: disintegration

1. disintegration (state) in a decomposed state


Synonymsdecomposition


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)fragmentation

2. disintegration (state) a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system


SamplesA disintegration of personality.


Broader (hypernym)disability, disablement, handicap, impairment

3. disintegration (process) separation into component parts


Synonymsdissolution


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)fibrinolysis, lysis

4. disintegration (process) the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation


Synonymsdecay, radioactive decay


Broader (hypernym)nuclear reaction


Narrower (hyponym)alpha decay, beta decay

5. disintegration (event) total destruction


SamplesBomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll.


Synonymsannihilation


Broader (hypernym)demolition, destruction, wipeout


Narrower (hyponym)extermination, extinction









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