1. [ noun ] (mathematics) the analysis of a vector field
Synonyms: vector_decomposition
Related terms: vector_algebra
2. [ noun ] in a decomposed state
Synonyms: disintegration
Related terms: decay fragmentation disintegrate
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) chemical separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
Synonyms: decomposition_reaction
Related terms: chemical_reaction chemistry
4. [ noun ] (biology,physics) the phenomenon of spontaneous changes in the nucleus of an atom
Synonyms: radioactive_decay decay
Related terms: physical_phenomenon organic_phenomenon decompose
5. [ noun ] (biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action
Synonyms: rot putrefaction rotting
Related terms: decay biology decompose
6. [ noun ] (biology) the organic phenomenon of rotting
Synonyms: decay
Related terms: organic_phenomenon
Similar spelling:   decompositional