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decomposition

[dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(chemistry)
The more or less permanent structural breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms.
(geochemistry)
(mathematics)
The expression of a fraction as a sum of partial fractions.
The representation of a set as the union of pairwise disjoint subsets.
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Eventually, the decomposing mulch will become food for his plants.
BEIRUT: Authorities located Monday the head of a decapitated body that was found decomposing in a north Lebanon forest over the weekend, the National News Agency reported.
In current survey microbes' population isolated from polluted soil and water around Tehran refinery to analyze their oil decomposing potential.
POLICE were today investigating after a badly decomposing body was found floating in a Midland river.
Decomposing carrots, a weary horse and a crashed Harrier jet have also cropped up in claim forms received by insurance company elephant.
Sharjah Police yesterday recovered the decomposing body of a 56-year-old Indian man found dead in his Toyota Corolla.
Abstract: We studied the microbial flora in decomposing mangrove leaves in relation to changes in nitrogen and tannin levels, and in penaeid prawn assemblages.
From 12-year-old Haruka, who invented an environmentally friendly paper dog-poop scooper that allowed the waste to decompose (unlike plastic bags, which sealed the waste and prevented it from decomposing in landfills), to 11-year-old Tilly, who spotted the warning signs of a tsunami in Thailand and helped save 100 people, to Izidor, a maltreated Romanian orphan adopted by an American couple who devoted his young adult and adult life to bringing international attention to the plight of fellow orphans and improving their living conditions.
Snails and slugs would rather eat decomposing vegetation as opposed to living vegetation.
Then, when you go to spray this onto your compost pile and/or garden all this multitude of beneficial life can go right to work, quickly decomposing organic material, fixing nitrogen and available plant nutrients, stimulating and improving soft structure, preventing leaching and much more.
Ann Eriksson's first novel, Decomposing Maggie, is as heart-wrenching as it is life-affirming.
In this model, applications employ a 'divide-and-conquer' approach, decomposing the problem to be solved into thousands of independently executed tasks.