decomposition

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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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In contemplating this object putrify, however, the sun or, even better, the narrator, watches it "comme une fleur s'epanouir.
90r/therefore Plato's Community hath been deservedly (i) rejected notwithstanding the reputation of the Author (30) because in the frame of it, pernicious to industry, and consequently to the human Nature, which is advanced and improved by industry, and would like a standing Water putrify without Motion;
Bring with thee murky fogs from hell, which may drink up the day; bring blight and pestiferous exhalations, which, entering the hollow caverns and breathing places of earth, may fill her stony veins with corruption, so that not only herbage may no longer flourish, the trees may rot, and the rivers run with gall--but the everlasting mountains be decomposed, and the mighty deep putrify, and the genial atmosphere which clips the globe, lose all powers of generation and sustenance.