- Deposition is defined as the removal from an office or the testimony of a witness under oath.
- An example of deposition is the firing of a person from a government job.
- An example of deposition is to tell the details of the crime to an attorney before the case goes to court.
A deposition is given before a case goes to court.
deposition definition by Webster's New World
- a deposing or being deposed; removal from office or position of power
- the act of testifying
- a depositing or being deposited
- something deposited or left lying
- Law the testimony of a witness made under oath, but not in open court, and written down to be used when the case comes to trial
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin depositio, a laying or putting down ; from Classical Latin depositus: see deposit
deposition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of deposing, as from high office.
- The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
- Something deposited; a deposit.
- Law Sworn testimony recorded for use in court at a later date.
- Deposition The removal of Jesus from the cross.
- depˌo·siˈtion·al adjective
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deposition - Science Definition
- The accumulation or laying down of matter by a natural process, as the laying down of sediments in a river or the accumulation of mineral deposits in a bodily organ.
- The process of changing from a gas to a solid without passing through an intermediate liquid phase. Carbon dioxide, at a pressure of one atmosphere, undergoes deposition at about -78 degrees Celsius. Compare sublimation.