Decomposition meaning

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The act or result of decomposing; disintegration.
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Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
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The act of taking something apart, e.g. for analysis.
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Breakdown or decay of organic materials.
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The act or result of decomposing; disintegration.
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Separation into constituents by chemical reaction.
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Breakdown or decay of organic materials.
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The separation of a substance into simpler substances or basic elements. Decomposition can be brought about by exposure to heat, light, or chemical or biological activity.
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The process of breaking down organic material, such as dead plant or animal tissue, into smaller molecules that are available for use by the organisms of an ecosystem. Decomposition is carried on by bacteria, fungi, protists, worms, and certain other organisms.
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The splitting (of e.g. a matrix, an atom, or a compound) into constituent parts.
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A biological process through which organic material is reduced to e.g. compost.
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