• (British) IPA: /diːˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən/


  1. A biological process through which organic material is reduced to e.g. compost.
  2. The act of taking something apart, e.g. for analysis.
    • 2005, Gerard Chollet, ‎Anna Esposito, ‎Marcos Faundez-Zanuy, Nonlinear Speech Modeling and Applications
      Speech decomposition into a periodic and a non-periodic part is a subject of considerable importance with applications in speech synthesis, […]
  3. The splitting (of e.g. a matrix, an atom or a compound) into constituent parts.
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