deposition

Definitions

  • Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
    Measuring the Wheat and Depositing It in The Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deposition the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
    • n deposition the act of putting something somewhere
    • n deposition (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
    • n deposition the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A small whirlwind deposits leaves at the corner of a building A small whirlwind deposits leaves at the corner of a building

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mineral deposits in caves: The ones growing upward are stalagmites, the ones growing downward are stalactites.
    • Deposition An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.
    • Deposition That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.
    • Deposition The act of bringing before the mind; presentation. "The influence of princes upon the dispositions of their courts needs not the deposition of their examples, since it hath the authority of a known principle."
    • Deposition The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation. "The deposition of rough sand and rolled pebbles."
    • Deposition (Law) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.
    • Deposition The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average cod deposits between 4 and 6 million eggs at a single spawning.
    • n deposition The act of depositing; a laying down; lodgment or precipitation: as, the deposition of stones by a moving glacier, or of sediment by a river; the deposition of a metallic coating by galvanism.
    • n deposition That which is deposited or placed; a deposit.
    • n deposition The act of laying down or bringing to notice; presentation.
    • n deposition Declaration; assertion; specifically, in law, testimony taken under interrogatories, written or oral, before an authorized officer, to be used as a substitute for the production of the witness in open court. The term is sometimes loosely used to include affidavits, which are ex-parte statements in writing, sworn to, but not taken judicially or quasi-judicially, as are depositions strictly so called. In a deposition there may have been cross-examination; in an affidavit, none. A deposition is evidence; an affidavit may be evidence.
    • n deposition In civil and common law: A deposit; a naked bailment of goods, to be kept for the bailor without reward, and to be returned when he shall require it, or delivered according to the object or purpose of the original trust.
    • n deposition The thing so deposited.
    • n deposition The act of deposing a person from an office, or of depriving him of a dignity; specifically, the act of dethroning, or of removing from some important office or trust.
    • n deposition In surgery, the depression of the lens of the eye in the operation of couching.
    • n deposition The burial of a saint's body, or the act of transferring his remains or relics to a new resting-place or shrine; the festival commemorating such burial or translation: as, the Deposition of St. Martin.
    • n deposition In geology, the accumulation of sediments, or the precipitation of minerals (particularly ores) from solution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first US president to both be sued for sexual misconduct and forced to give a deposition while in office was William Jefferson Clinton.
    • n Deposition dep-o-zish′un act of deposing: act of deponing: declaration, testimony taken authoritatively, to be used as a substitute for the production of the witness in open court: removal: act of depositing: what is deposited, sediment.
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Quotations

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    “Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.”
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    “Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.”
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    “We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.”
  • Woody Allen
    Woody%20Allen
    “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. depositio, fr. deponere,: cf. F. déposition,. See Deposit

Usage

In literature:

All these belonged to geological deposits not far anterior to the present age.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
A dab of ice-cream was deposited in a glass, and with a pewter spoon handed to Ben.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
But anything, anything rather than give false evidence and affix his signature to a lying deposition!
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
Opening the wireless-house door, he deposited his burden gently upon the carpet, and switched on the light.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Possibly it deposited gold on these flats for ages.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
He took away also the spoils of the temple at Jerusalem, which Vespasian had deposited in his temple of peace.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
If the top-soil is used it is deposited on the sand in the required quantity and is remixed in place to insure uniformity.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
The choreman deposited the saddle on the ground, and looked his man up and down before he answered.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
On the top of these a foot or more of earth is deposited.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
These birds deposit their single pure white eggs in crevices among the cliffs, on the ground or in burrows dug by themselves.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Passing the bank on the way to the post office, he dropped in and made quite a heavy deposit.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
He had prepared two or three dozen depositions of events, as a husk for the real kernel.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
And it will generally be found that eggs of this hue are deposited in holes or in domed nests.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Jackson ordered his secretary to remove the deposits, and when he very properly refused, the President removed him.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Teeth of a lion and of the common fox also occur in this deposit, but rarely.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
Numerous proofs were discovered of the tranquil deposition of sedimentary matter, and the slow development of organic life.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Following this there will be deposition of the heptahydrate (point 3), with subsequent disappearance of the liquid phase.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
Jars, full of the purest water, were to be deposited all along the road at short intervals.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The oil deposited by their decay prevented the action of the mercury, and the camp was abandoned.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Retail deposits make up less than one-eleventh of the total, and wholesale deposits about two-elevenths.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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In poetry:

Dry dikes rise hill on hill;
In sloughs of tidal slime
Shellfish deposit lime,
Wild seafowl creep at will.
"By The Road To The Air Base" by Yvor Winters
We will make our meek adjustments,
Contented with such random consolations
As the wind deposits
In slithered and too ample pockets.
"Chaplinesque" by Harold Hart Crane
"I keep it, dear papa, within my glove."
"You do—what sum then usually, my love,
Is there deposited? I make no doubt,
Some penny pieces you are not without."
"Penny Pieces" by Charles Lamb
But come, my Friend! with taste, with science blest,
Ere age impair me, and ere gold allure:
Restore thy dear idea to my breast,
The rich deposit shall the shrine secure.
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone
As conscious of peril the provident bird
Takes refuge unseen in a cleft of the well;
Deposits his prize, and perceiving he's heard,
Flies back in the shelter of silence to dwell.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
"Who rhymes with such a subtle art
May never claim a simple part.
I'll make of you a Glug of rank,
With something handy in the bank,
And fixed opinions, which, you know,
With fixed deposits always go.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

To achieve high ion mobility and a high deposition rate, the process is run at temperatures ranging from 60°C to 100°C.
The mining arm of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz's business empire has accused the government of Guinea of seeking to "illegally seize" its assets through a probe into how it won rights to mine part of a major iron ore deposit.
Heat exchanger efficiency is a critical factor in processing productivity, and tube bundles must be kept clear of deposits to maintain that efficiency.
Automated high-pressure water jetting systems, with flexible or rigid lances, remove deposits 75% to 90% faster than manual methods and are more operator-friendly.
The Canadian company had found the largest gold deposit of the century, buried deep underground in a dense Indonesian jungle on the island of Borneo.
Then the female will deposit over 100,000 eggs and the male will fertilize them, after which the adults die, their marine-enriched carcasses becoming nutrients for others in the river.
Nicholas Lardy , a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses China's decision to raise its benchmark lending and deposit rates.
From that Mikhelson managed to build independent gas company Novatek, which has large deposits in Yamal-Nenets region (northwestern Siberia).
Israel's discovery of offshore natural-gas deposits by a group led by Houston-based Noble Energy Inc and Netanya, Israel-based Delek Group Ltd could make the country both energy-independent and a gas exporter.
As people age, it's common to develop deposits of fat in the neck and chin area, which change the once youthful contour.
Because men tend to have thicker, more elastic skin and firmer deposits of fat than women, liposuction can be especially effective.
Our office manager wants to obtain a lockbox at the bank to expedite deposits.
One of the planet's best deposits of prehistoric fossils is getting trashed, and no one seems to care but a small group of fanatical collectors.
Eppelbaum Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Azerbaijan contains a large number of undiscovered hydrocarbon deposits of probable commercial value.
Top court removes paralegal deposition in Oakhill case.
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In science:

R and qL are the charges deposited in the pixels located at the right and left boundaries of the clusters.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Ionization radiation can deposit enough energy density by recoils from nuclear interaction to cause Single Event Effects (SEE).
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
SEU effects are possible if the local energy deposited, or equivalently the local charge deposited, is large enough.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
In this design, a S20 multialkali photocathode is deposited on a spherical Quartz window.
Development of a Hybrid Photo-Diode and its Front-End Electronics for the BTEV Experiment
The Compton Sequence Reconstruction (CSR) is based on the testing of Compton kinematics, using the redundant information available in the measurement of positions and energy depositions in three or more interactions.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
Imaging proceeds as for a classical double scatter Compton telescope, i.e. by determination of the scatter direction between first and second interaction a nd by the measurement of the Compton scatter angle j, based on measured energy deposits and Compton kinematics.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
In Sect. 4 we shall summarize the status of detailed hydrodynamical supernova simulations and their implications for our understanding of the delayed explosion mechanism by neutrino-energy deposition behind the supernova shock.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
If this energy deposition is large enough, the stalled supernova shock can be revived.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
M is the neutrino-heated mass, mu the nucleon mass, and ∆th the timescale of neutrino-energy deposition.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
These arguments suggest that the gradual (in contrast to impulsive) energy deposition by neutrinos might not be responsible for a dominant fraction of the net explosion energy of a supernova.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
With a typical energy deposited by neutrino heating being around 5 MeV per nucleon (Janka 2001), the explosion energy could range between some 1050 erg and several 1051 erg, when about 8 MeV are set free for each nucleon that recombines.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Moreover, a special equation of state with a high abundance of pions in the nuclear matter was used (Mayle, Tavani, & Wilson 1993), which again leads to higher neutrino fluxes from the neutron star and thus to enhanced energy-deposition behind the shock.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Hits with larger energy deposits on both sides are paired to form a 2D hit.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
When deposited on the water surface at low temperatures, the liquid alkane forms discrete droplets that are interconnected only by a molecularly thin film.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
We present magnetotransport results for a 2D electron gas (2DEG) sub ject to the quasi-random magnetic field produced by randomly positioned sub-micron Co dots deposited onto the surface of a GaAs/AlxGa1−xAs heterostructure.
Anisotropic magnetoresistance in a 2DEG in a quasi-random magnetic field
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