dissolution

[dis-uh-loo-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements.
2.
the resulting state.
3.
the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union, partnership, etc.
4.
the breaking up of an assembly or organization; dismissal; dispersal.
5.
Government. an order issued by the head of a state terminating a parliament and necessitating a new election.
6.
death; decease.
7.
a bringing or coming to an end; disintegration; decay; termination.
8.
legal termination, especially of business activity, with the final distribution of assets, the fixing of liabilities, etc.
9.
Chemistry. the process by which a solid, gas, or liquid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, solid, or, especially, a liquid.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English dissolucioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissolūtiōn- (stem of dissolūtiō). See dis-1, solution

dissolutive, adverb
nondissolution, noun
predissolution, noun
prodissolution, adjective
redissolution, noun
self-dissolution, noun
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dissolution (ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən)
 
n
1.  the resolution or separation into component parts; disintegration
2.  destruction by breaking up and dispersing
3.  the termination of a meeting or assembly, such as Parliament
4.  the termination of a formal or legal relationship, such as a business enterprise, marriage, etc
5.  the state of being dissolute; dissipation
6.  the act or process of dissolving
 
'dissolutive
 
adj

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dissolution
c.1400, "separation into parts," also "dissolute living," from L. dissolutionem, noun of action from dissolvere (see dissolve).
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Science Dictionary
dissolution   (dĭs'ə-l'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
The dissolving of a material in a liquid.
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Example sentences
Salary cuts, layoffs and pension fund dissolutions have generated much ill will and resentment.
Corporate dissolutions are rare, and procedures in each case will depend largely on state law.
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