- 1The process of losing cohesion or strength: the twin problems of economic failure and social disintegrationMore example sentences
- These types of sovereignty may be lost or limited by disintegration of a state, conquest or, more typically today, by binding agreements with other states.
- No hazards are greater, however, than a continuance of the present process of disintegration in Germany - political, material, social and spiritual.
- According to her, the most critical issue facing Bali is ‘the potential for social conflict and disintegration stemming from a lack of human security’.
- 2The process of coming to pieces: the disintegration of infected cellsMore example sentences
- Necrosis is a spontaneous and unregulated process that results in disintegration of the cell membrane and its organelles.
- During fruit softening, pectins and hemicelluloses typically undergo solubilization and depolymerization that are thought to contribute to cell wall loosening and disintegration.
- Aerenchyma is formed by cell separation or selective cell death and disintegration.
- 2.1 Physics A process in which a nucleus or other subatomic particle emits a smaller particle or divides into smaller particles.More example sentences
- The disintegration of the nucleus produces one alpha particle.
- The implant is electrically isolated from active participation in the electrolytic disintegration which occurs when a current is applied to the wire.
- A nucleus can find itself in an excited state when, for example, it has just been created through the disintegration of another radioactive nucleus.
More definitions of disintegrationDefinition of disintegration in:
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