Disintegration definition

dĭs-ĭntĭ-grāshən
The state of being disintegrated.
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(nuclear physics) Any change in a nucleus of an atom, whether spontaneous or induced, in which one or more particles, photons, etc. are emitted.
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Disintegration is defined as the process of becoming weak or falling apart.

An example of disintegration is the process of a sand castle being washed away by water.

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The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.
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The act or process of disintegrating.
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A process by which anything disintegrates.
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The condition of anything which has disintegrated.
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(geology) A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
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The act or process of disintegrating.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
disintegration
Plural:
disintegrations

Origin of disintegration