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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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However, the present study demonstrates that distinguishing the decompositional types of peat needs further calibration of the gain applied to the radar images (or more sophisticated interpretational tools) and the result is likely more successful if the GPR data are obtained in a warm season.
Our inability to recognize this fact leads us into the decompositional relationship with others and brings us sad passions.
A Comparison of the Internal Validity of Alternative Parameter Estimation Methods in Decompositional Multiattribute Preference Models.
To sort out the contribution of increased immigration to average earnings, a decompositional analysis of wage changes, using the following formula, was carried out:
As mentioned previously, each peroxide has a different decompositional temperature, therefore, of course, resulting plot points do not entirely match.
This contrasts with decompositional approaches in which individual morphosyntactic properties (such as past tense, gender, and so on) are associated with affixal material in (sub-)lexical entries.
Conjoint analysis is a decompositional method in which respondents react to choices by indicating their preference rating, ranking, or selection.
This study was undertaken to explore the importance of a decompositional view of quality.
This is the decompositional part of the representation, the part which aims to isolate all and only those aspects of meaning which have consequences for the syntax.