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  • adj. Able to be decomposed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being resolved into constituent elements.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being decomposed or resolved into constituent primary elements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being partitioned


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  • Or, more accurately, every situation, no matter how ordered or (we may take advantage of their common etymology) ordinary, is "decomposable" into and is an effect of the organization of individual entities, each of which is singular or unique and, as such, is outside any conceivable order or law.

    Chaosmic Orders: Nonclassical Physics, Allegory, and the Epistemology of Blake's Minute Particulars.

  • While there are several biodegradable food container companies on the market, some potato starch based; some corn starch based, Eatware is among the most durable and safe - decomposable in the compost and dispersed in water in just two weeks.

    Piper Kujac | Inhabitat

  • Worldwide, sturdy bells quickly superseded decomposable, and edible, cheese balls as jesters 'preferred cap ornaments.

    Osmo's Bells

  • The term seems apt: it encapsulaties the structure of the object (it is articulated -- composed of units and decomposable back to those units); and it encapsulates the process of its enaction (it has been articulated -- not simply composed as an abstract structure but manifested in a concrete form).

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • That is, the virtuous action is not necessarily decomposable into sincere and egoistic components, but has an aspect of self-training for further, larger and more sincere, virtuous actions.

    Conspicuous Reduction

  • Inside this outer cover, you insert a disposable, decomposable diaper refill that can be flushed down the toilet (no diaper pail necessary).

    Spotlight on ‘hybrid’ diapers

  • Inside this outer cover, you insert a disposable, decomposable diaper refill that can be flushed down the toilet no diaper pail necessary.

    Spotlight on ‘hybrid’ diapers

  • To do this, he took some decaying animal or vegetable substance, such as urine, which is an extremely decomposable substance, or the juice of yeast, or perhaps some other artificial preparation, and filled a vessel having a long tubular neck with it.


  • At the ultimate level, any event is either itself unique and singular in the nonclassical sense or, however ordinary or un-eventful it is or appears to be, is decomposable into the sum of such nonclassical events, whether nonclassically organized or not. 18

    Thinking Singularity with Immanuel Kant and Paul de Man: Aesthetics, Epistemology, History and Politics

  • In the above modal interpretation, property composition fails: The properties of composite systems are not decomposable into the properties of their subsystems.

    Action at a Distance in Quantum Mechanics


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