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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of disintegrating.
  • noun The state of being disintegrated.
  • noun The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of separating the component particles of a substance, as distinguished from decomposition or the separation of its elements; destruction of the cohesion of constituent parts; specifically, in geol, the wearing down of rocks, resulting chiefly from the slow action of frosts, rains, and other atmospheric influences.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated.
  • noun (Geol.) The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A process by which anything disintegrates.
  • noun The condition of anything which has disintegrated.
  • noun geology A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.

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

  • noun the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  • noun total destruction
  • noun a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
  • noun separation into component parts
  • noun in a decomposed state

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

disintegrate +‎ -ion

Examples

  • In his estimation, the federal government should be focused on what happens after the pull-out in 2011 and paying more attention to what he calls the disintegration of Pakistan.

    Edmonton Sun

  • EDN technical editor Paul Rako is working on a January cover story on what he calls disintegration-not stuff falling apart, but rather the idea that it's not always a good idea to cram more and more into a single IC. As Paul puts it, "There has been a historical tradition in electronics to integrate as many functions as possible into one chip," but his article looks at cases where "dis-integrating chips" is preferable.

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  • In his estimation, the federal government should be focused on what happens after the pull-out in 2011 and paying more attention to what he calls the disintegration of Pakistan.

    Edmonton Sun

  • In this charming and wistful novel about a family in disintegration, a young girl discovers to her distress that she can taste the emotions of those who prepare what she eats.

    New Fiction

  • ALS, known to many as Lou Gehrig's disease, is characterized by the disintegration of nerve cells, which are no longer able to send messages to muscles.

    Talya Minsberg: ALS and Living: Mike Winston's Story

  • In this charming and wistful novel about a family in disintegration, a young girl discovers to her distress that she can taste the emotions of those who prepare what she eats.

    New Fiction

  • Apple will continue to own Nokia & Samsung and maybe even RIM until the old guard belatedly tries to correct course. watching Nokia and Samsung feels to me like watching GM and Ford, only this disintegration is happening at higher speed.

    What Will Mobile Phones Look Like in 2010?

  • ALS, known to many as Lou Gehrig's disease, is characterized by the disintegration of nerve cells, which are no longer able to send messages to muscles.

    Talya Minsberg: ALS and Living: Mike Winston's Story

  • In this charming and wistful novel about a family in disintegration, a young girl discovers to her distress that she can taste the emotions of those who prepare what she eats.

    New Fiction

  • I find its slow disintegration from the back rather worrying too.

    Happy as a pig in sh*t

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