decomposition

  1. the analysis of a vector field
  2. in a decomposed state
  3. (chemistry) chemical separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
  4. the organic phenomenon of rotting
  5. (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action

Decomposition

The breakdown of matter by bacteria and fungi. It changes the chemical composition and physical appearance of the materials. See composting.

Decomposition

The breakdown of organic matter through microbial action.

Decomposition

This has no precise medical definition. Infants have had this as their primary cause of death in the past. It probably means “failure to thrive� i.e. Prematurity, low birth weight or congenital deformity

Decomposition

Where chemical compounds are broken up into simple molecules and even as far as their original elements. These processes are normally irreversible. An example of decomposition is when ammonium nitrate is heated. This produces nitrous oxide and water which are unable to recombine - see below:

decomposition

The breakdown of dead organic material by detrivores or saprophytes.
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Decomposition

The breakdown of matter by bacteria and fungi, changing the chemical makeup and physical appearance of materials.
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decomposition

The breakdown of matter by bacteria and fungi. It changes the chemical makeup and physical appearance of materials.
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decomposition

[n] - in a decomposed state 2. [n] - (chemistry) chemical separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance 3. [n] - (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action 4. [n] - the analysis of a vector field
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decomposition

decompose; decomposable; decomposition reaction. Compare with synthesis. A reaction in which a compound is broken down into simpler compounds or elements. Compounds sometimes decompose if heated strongly or if subjected to a strong electric current (electrolysis).
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decomposition

Where chemical compounds are broken up into simple molecules and even as far as their original elements. These processes are normally irreversible. An example of decomposition is when ammonium nitrate is heated. This produces nitrous oxide and water which
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decomposition

The breakdown of a chemical or substance into different parts or simpler compounds. Decomposition can occur due to heat, chemical reaction, decay, etc.
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Decomposition

De·com`po·si'tion noun [ Prefix de- (in sense 3 intensive) + composition : confer French décomposition . Confer Decomposition .] 1. The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into co...
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decomposition

1. The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc. ... 2. The state of bein...
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decomposition

vector decomposition noun the analysis of a vector field
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decomposition

chemical decomposition reaction noun (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
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decomposition

(de″kom-pә-zish´әn) the separation of compound bodies into their constituent principles. deterioration or decay of a substance.
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Decomposition

• (n.) The state of being reduced into original elements. • (n.) Repeated composition; a combination of compounds. • (n.) The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or al...
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decomposition

(from the article `agricultural technology`) `Complete environment` seeding in which seed, fertilizer, and water are incorporated in a biodegradable (decomposable in the soil) tape may come into ... In recent years there has been considerable activity in the new field of formulating tests to ascertain the resistance of organic...
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decomposition

decomposition 1. The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts. Separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc. 2. The a...
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decomposition

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē′kom-pō-zish′ŭn Synonyms: putrefaction
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Decomposition

(1) To chemically or physically breakdown a mass of matter into smaller parts or chemical elements. (2) Breakdown of organic matter into smaller parts or inorganic constituents by decomposing organisms.
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Decomposition

(F décomposition, R descompunere) The separation of a material into elements or parts
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decomposition

Breakdown of a material or substance (by heat, chemical reaction, electrolysis, decay or other processes)
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decomposition

The process of breaking down organic material; a reduction of the net energy level and change in the physical and chemical composition of organic material.
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