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dissolution

1. the termination of a meeting or assembly, such as Parliament
2. the termination of a formal or legal relationship, such as a business enterprise, marriage, etc.
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dissolution

[‚dis·ə′lü·shən]
(chemistry)
Dissolving of a material.
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This essay explores the dis-integrative dynamics within the ongoing process of relating the disciplines of psychology and theology, suggesting that such dissolutive forces can play an important and valuable role in the dialogue.
The fact that Hobbes inaugurates modern political nihilism should not simply be understood in the sense that he 'discovers' the nothingness of substance of a world freed from the metaphysical constraint of any transcendent veritas; Hobbes rather 'covers' this nothingness of substance again with another, more powerful, nothingness, which has precisely the function of annihilating the potentially dissolutive effects of the first.
dissolutive forces that lie beneath, but rather conceals them.