• WordNet 3.6
    • n dissolution the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
    • n dissolution the termination of a meeting
    • n dissolution dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    • n dissolution separation into component parts
    • n dissolution the process of going into solution "the dissolving of salt in water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dissolution Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
    • Dissolution Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution. "The dissolution of the compound."
    • Dissolution Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.
    • Dissolution Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin. "To make a present dissolution of the world."
    • Dissolution The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation. "Dissolutions of ancient amities."
    • Dissolution The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership. "Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament."
    • Dissolution The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death. "We expected
      Immediate dissolution ."
    • Dissolution The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
    • Dissolution The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction. "A man of continual dissolution and thaw."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissolution The act of dissolving, or changing from a solid to a liquid state; the state of undergoing liquefaction.
    • n dissolution The substance formed by dissolving a body in a menstruum; a solution.
    • n dissolution Separation into parts, especially into elementary or minute parts; disintegration; decomposition or resolution of natural structure, as of animal or vegetable substances. Specifically
    • n dissolution Death; the separation of soul and body.
    • n dissolution Separation of the parts which compose a connected system or body: as, the dissolution of nature; the dissolution of government.
    • n dissolution The process of retrogression or degeneration: opposed to evolution.
    • n dissolution The breaking up of an assembly or association of any kind, or the bringing of its existence to an end: as, a dissolution of Parliament, or of a partnership; the dissolution of the English monasteries under Henry VIII.
    • n dissolution The act of relaxing or weakening; enervation; looseness or laxity, as of manners; dissipation; dissoluteness.
    • n dissolution The determination of the requisites of a mathematical problem.
    • n dissolution Synonyms and Termination, destruction, ruin.
    • n dissolution Recess, prorogation, etc. See adjournment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dissolution the breaking up of an assembly: change from a solid to a liquid state: a melting: separation of a body into its original elements: decomposition: destruction: death
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.”
  • Giambattista Vico
    Giambattista Vico
    “The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
    “Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dissolucioun, dissoluteness, F. dissolution, fr. L. dissolutio, fr. dissolvere,. See Dissolve
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dissolvĕre, -solutumdis, asunder, solvĕre, solūtum, to loose.


In literature:

Without money, without an army, without courts of law, the union under the Articles of Confederation was drifting into dissolution.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The E minor appears a first great step in the process of dissolution; the C minor, a second.
"The Pianoforte Sonata" by J.S. Shedlock
If the age had not been as dissolute as the king, it would have directed his love in that direction.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Hungary's longing for independence did not take the form of efforts for dissolution.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
Skelton probably stayed at Ashridge just before the Dissolution of the Monasteries; Sir Thomas More lived awhile at Gobions, North Mimms.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
It was tried in Rome, and ended in the dissolution of the empire.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
It required all the authority of the new governor to maintain public order, and to compel the idle and the dissolute to labour.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
It's a general dissolution.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
He beckoned Harrison, and told him that he now judged the parliament ripe for a dissolution.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
The prophecies of the dissolution of the Union, current in Europe, he laughed to scorn.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
At the time of the dissolution the shrine disappeared, and the marble pedestal was broken up into small fragments.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
This plate, on the dissolution of chantries, was given by the parishioners to the king, Edward VI.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Thomas Perkins
And that would mean His ultimate dissolution.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Such a condition of dissolution takes place also when the earth is visited by mighty kings desirous of making conquests.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
It was here, too, that I could at last gratify my curiosity with the sight of a native house in the very article of dissolution.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Unless sanctioned and assisted by Congress, there was danger of its dissolution.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
A Liberal majority at the dissolution was promised by all the signs at by-elections.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The death of a partner causes a dissolution.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
She must consent to nothing which would imply the dissolution of her marriage.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Couldst thou imagine that I was a dissolute girl, or that I was angling for a husband?
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi

In poetry:

You see them-too strict forms
Of will, the secret dignity
Of our dissolute storms;
They grow too bright to be.
"To The Romantic Traditionists" by Allen Tate
Dissolute, damned and despairing
Striken, palsied and slain
That is the law of the Yukon
And how she makes it plain.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
My spirit flees, as night enwraps,
To its reward;
The earth recedes, I feel it lapse;
I sink as dissolution snaps
The silver cord.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
Comprehending beyond good and evil
opens the way to perfect skill.
Experiencing the dissolution of duality,
you embrace the highest view.
"Response To A Logician" by Jetsun Milarepa
Why wilt thou stop and start?
Draw nearer, oh my heart,
And I will question thee most wistfully;
Gather thy last clear resolution
To look upon thy dissolution.
"November, 1851" by George MacDonald
I was shocked and withdrew;
But I grieve to relate,
When he next met my view
Injin Dick was his mate;
And the two around town was a-lying
In a frightfully dissolute state.
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Foaming can be used to improve processing in the extruder without the use of a plasticizer, facilitate milling, increase dissolution rates, and produce novel dosage forms.
Redevelopment Agency dissolution was another 'dent' in San Bernardino's financial condition .
Foaming can be used to improve processing in the extruder without the use of a plasticizer, facilitate milling, increase dissolution rates, and produce novel dosage forms.
The authors develop a pratical approach to avoid unwanted interactions between pepsin and SLS in dissolution Tier II tests.
After the dissolution of the GE Fanuc joint venture, which was finalized in December 2009, the former GE Fanuc CNC parts and systems business merged with Fanuc America.
Washington state domestic partnership dissolutions from 2007 to 2010.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Respondent, JASON MICHAEL BROWN, that Petitioner, VERONICA KAY HAYS, has filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
Since the dissolution of oddball Planet Earth Theatre last year, there's been almost nothing out of the ordinary -- save the occasional offbeat translation by teeny Nearly Naked Theatre -- happening on local stages.
Last week, the dissolution of SB LiMotive, the joint-venture between Bosch and Samsung SDI established in September 2008 for the development of battery systems for electromobility, was announced.
Dissolution, or just fooling around.
Media have arguably been the most destructive weapon in the wars of Yugoslav dissolution.
A Position Paper from the AAPS In Vitro Release and Dissolution Focus Group.
In Lyons , much to be done before dissolution.
Initial returns are showing the pro dissolution camp in Lyons with 569 votes and people who want to keep Village Government as is with 524 votes.
It's the fourth Rochester area community to consider dissolution in recent years.

In science:

In this situation, the essential parameter that governs the pattern formation is the reduced energy Eβ which controls the relative dissolution speed of “hard” and “weak” sites.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
For small Eβ , the dissolution rate is nearly the same for all sites whatever their energy; in the limit Eβ → 0, this model maps onto the Eden model .
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
At high temperature, all the dissolution rates are of similar magnitude.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
At high temperature (or weak disorder), the reaction rate exhibits gaussian fluctuations around a well-defined average rate, and the dissolution front is macroscopically smooth.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
This paper presents a possible way to understand dissolution of OB associations (or groups).
Velocity Dispersion of Dissolving OB Associations Affected by External Pressure of Formation Environment
But when the complete dissolution of the head is finished one can propose the more effective procedure.
General trends of the late period of evolution in the quasichemical model of nucleation
At first we see the dissolution of the flat part of the size spectrum.
General trends of the late period of evolution in the quasichemical model of nucleation
Subsequent studies, over the course of the following 10 years, have shown that the diffuse UV component is likely the “product” of the dissolution of the stellar clusters over timescales of about 10–20 Myr; once the clusters have evaporated, the UV light will appear to be originating from a diffuse stellar population.
Panel discussion I: Star formation in galaxies: how do we continue?
The caveat lies in that the early bars are supposed to rotate very slowly (see above) and so the amount of chaos will be greatly reduced, prolonging the bar dissolution time to ∼ 1 − 2 Gyr.
Galactic Bars in Cosmological Context
Bournaud et al. (2005) claimed that fg ∼ 7.25% is sufficient to trigger the bar dissolution due to the J transfer from gas to stars in the disk, in simulations with a rigid halo.
Galactic Bars in Cosmological Context
Parmentier & de Grijs (2008) carefully performed a reanalysis of the dissolution time and concluded that it is with the current data set only possible to constrain t4 to be larger than 1 Gyr.
The star formation history of the Large Magellanic Cloud as seen by star clusters and stars
This is caused by either the formation of only a fraction of stars in star clusters, or, when assuming that all stars form in custers, by the dissolution of star clusters caused by the presumably violent transition from their gas-embedded to the gas-free state.
The star formation history of the Large Magellanic Cloud as seen by star clusters and stars
These results show that neither stream can result from dissolution of an open cluster.
Chemical compositions of stars in two stellar streams from the Galactic thick disk
Thus we would expect strong modification and/or dissolution of charmonium states.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma
It turned out, however, that the above conclusion was premature: As we discuss below, quarkonium correlators are not particularly sensitive to modifications in the spectral function due to the dissolution of the quarkonium bound states.
Quarkonia in the Quark Gluon Plasma