Deposition meaning

dĕpə-zĭshən
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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.
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A depositing or being deposited.
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The removal of Jesus from the cross.
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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.
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The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
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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.
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In litigation, a proceeding outside the courtroom in which a party or witness gives sworn testimony under oath before a court reporter, who then creates a written document; the written document created as a result of such a proceeding.
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Sworn testimony recorded for use in court at a later date.
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The act of testifying.
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(meteorology) The formation of snow or frost directly from water vapor.
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(religion) The formal placement of relics in a church or shrine, and the feast day commemorating it.
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Something deposited; a deposit.
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A deposing or being deposed; removal from office or position of power.
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Something deposited or left lying.
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The deposition of a witness who is unlikely to be available to appear at the trial.
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. The deposition of a person representing a corporation or entity, in which that person is held out to have the most knowledge of the subject at hand. Testimony taken in this manner is binding upon the corporation or entity.
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The removal of someone from office.
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The act of depositing material, especially by a natural process; the resultant deposit.
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(chemistry) The production of a thin film of material onto an existing surface.
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(law) The process of taking sworn testimony out of court; the testimony so taken.
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(physics) The transformation of a gas into a solid without an intermediate liquid phase (reverse of sublimation)
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(Christianity) The removal of Jesus from the cross.
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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.

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The act of deposing, as from high office.
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Origin of deposition

  • From Old French deposicion (French déposition)

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