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Synonyms for decomposition
-kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ənde·com·po·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decomposition, vector decompositionnoun

    the analysis of a vector field

    Synonyms:
    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  2. decomposition, disintegrationnoun

    in a decomposed state

    Synonyms:
    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, annihilation, dissolution, radioactive decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  3. decomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reactionnoun

    (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance

    Synonyms:
    disintegration, vector decomposition, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, putrefaction, rot, rotting, decomposition reaction

  4. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefactionnoun

    (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, bunkum, hogwash, decomposition reaction, guff, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, bunk, degeneracy, buncombe, rotting, depravity, vector decomposition, depravation, corruption, rot, disintegration

  5. decay, decompositionnoun

    the organic phenomenon of rotting

    Synonyms:
    disintegration, chemical decomposition reaction, putrefaction, radioactive decay, vector decomposition, decline, rot, rotting, decay, decomposition reaction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decompositionnoun

    Synonyms:
    analysis, resolution

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "decomposition":

    decay, decomposing, breakdown, consist, degradation

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How to use decomposition in a sentence?

  1. Leuven PhD student Elien Rosier:

    We sampled the remains during six months of decomposition and we could identify 452 different compounds, from all those compounds we searched for human specific compounds using principal component analysis and we could identify a combination of eight compounds that were specific for human and pig remains.

  2. Pat Stayton:

    Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were responding to the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle.

  3. Joe McCann:

    … There was so much decomposition and there was nothing, but bones left, she was skeletonized basically … But I think based on the crime scene, what it looked like and what items were recovered — it was pretty consisted with her having been murdered at that site.

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