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deposition

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noun de·po·si·tion \ˌde-pə-ˈzi-shən, ˌdē-pə-\

Simple Definition of deposition

  • law : a formal statement that someone who has promised to tell the truth makes so that the statement can be used in court; especially : a formal statement that is made before a trial by a witness who will not be present at the trial

  • : the action of depositing something (such as sand, snow, or mud) on a surface or area especially over a period of time

  • : the act removing someone from a powerful position : the act of deposing someone

Full Definition of deposition

  1. 1 :  an act of removing from a position of authority

  2. 2 a :  a testifying especially before a court b :  declaration; specifically :  testimony taken down in writing under oath c :  out-of-court testimony made under oath and recorded by an authorized officer for later use in court; also :  a meeting at which such testimony is taken

  3. 3 :  an act or process of depositing

  4. 4 :  something deposited :  deposit

de·po·si·tion·al play \-ˈzish-nəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

deposition

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noun de·po·si·tion \ˌdep-ə-ˈzi-shən, ˌdē-pə-\

Medical Definition of deposition

  1. 1:  a process of depositing something <the deposition and clearance of a metabolic product>

  2. 2:  something deposited :  deposit <beta-amyloid depositions in Alzheimer's disease>





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