Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun decomposition

5 senses of decomposition

Sense 1
decomposition, vector decomposition -- (the analysis of a vector field)
       => vector algebra -- (the part of algebra that deals with the theory of vectors and vector spaces)

Sense 2
decomposition, disintegration -- (in a decomposed state)
       => decay -- (an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair")

Sense 3
decomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reaction -- ((chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance)
       => chemical reaction, reaction -- ((chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water")

Sense 4
decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction -- ((biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action)
       => decay -- (the process of gradually becoming inferior)

Sense 5
decay, decomposition -- (the organic phenomenon of rotting)
       => organic phenomenon -- ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)

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