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decomposition

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Noun decomposition has 5 senses
  1. decomposition, vector decomposition - the analysis of a vector field
    --1 is a kind of vector algebra
  2. decomposition, disintegration - in a decomposed state
    --2 is a kind of decay
    --2 has particulars: fragmentation
  3. decomposition, decomposition reaction - (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
    --3 is a kind of chemical reaction, reaction
    Derived form: verb decompose1
  4. decay, decomposition - the organic phenomenon of rotting
    --4 is a kind of organic phenomenon
    Derived form: verb decompose3
  5. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction - (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
    --5 is a kind of decay
    Derived form: verb decompose3
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