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

4 senses of deposition

Sense 1
deposition, deposit -- (the natural process of laying down a deposit of something)
       => accretion, accumulation -- (an increase by natural growth or addition)

Sense 2
deposition -- ((law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office)
       => interrogation, examination, interrogatory -- (formal systematic questioning)

Sense 3
deposit, deposition -- (the act of putting something somewhere)
       => buildup -- (the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion")

Sense 4
deposition, dethronement -- (the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office)
       => ouster, ousting -- (the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out)

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