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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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We claim that the notion of CLS is shown to have more explanatory and expressive power than standard decompositional representations like RRG's logical structures.
The estimation of PMI is based primarily on the predictable sequence of decompositional events ranging from fresh state to the destruction of the most durable bones and teeth (Bell et al.
These reflections complicate the interpretation of the uppermost subsurface, including the definition of the boundary between decompositional types of peat.
But if we do hold to a decompositional view of perception, then we can separate the content of a perceptual state from its cause.
As Goldberg (1995:29) adds, "this would not be captured by a skeletal decompositional lexical entry for sneeze such as, for example , 'X ACTS' ".
The first form of analysis is the decompositional and involves the breaking of a concept down into its more simple parts.
In its active investment to the world, it either enters into compositional or decompositional relationship with other bodies.
Actual system operation is similar to decompositional planning.
Conjoint analysis is a nonparametric, decompositional approach, with applications allowing for the study of a single subject (Wong, Chan, Da Silva-Cardoso, Lam, & Miller, 2004).
The decompositional process was divided according to the classification of Bornemissza (1957), and was, in days, as follows: initial decay (2), putrefaction (11), black putrefaction (18), butyric fermentation (34) and dry decay (75).
Bevan, Alan; and Jo Danbolt (2002), "Capital Structure and its Determinants in the United Kingdom: A Decompositional Analysis", Applied FinancialEconomics, Vol.
Make sure the mix is loose enough to provide oxygen for decompositional microbes, and is neither sopping wet nor dry.