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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


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


Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon

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