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  • n. separation, especially of molecules

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Separation; specifically, in chem., the separation of the molecules within a substance, which is brought, about by heat or other chemical agents: as, the disgregation of a body is greater in the gaseous than in the liquid state.
  • n. In thermodynamics, the transformation-value of configuration of a body or system. The disgregation added to the transformation-value of the heat contained in a system equals the entropy of the system.

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