Definition of dissolution
1 : the act or process of dissolving: such asa : separation into component partsb (1) : decay, disintegration (2) : death grew convinced of his friend's approaching dissolution — Elinor Wyliec : termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing the dissolution of the republic their marriage's dissolutiond : the dissolving of an assembly or organization the dissolution of the legislaturee chemistry : liquefaction the dissolution of ice
2 : a dissolute or indulgent act or practice
Examples of dissolution in a Sentence
the dissolution of the marriage
the dissolution of old beliefs
The treatment is used for the dissolution of kidney stones.
Recent Examples of dissolution from the Web
From Tallinn on the Baltic to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic, Churchill’s Iron Curtain has more or less ascended from Eastern Europe, in no small part owing to the NATO expansion process begun after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Before any dissolution plan can move forward, the congregation must vote on the measure.
Since then, the geopolitical story has been the dissolution of this global consensus—convergence replaced by divergence.
Nova appears to be dealing with the dissolution of her relationship to Calvin, a married white cop, by throwing her energy into activism and spending time with a string of Calvin look-a-likes.
Pat Dye Jr. is suing fellow sports super-agent Jimmy Sexton following the dissolution of their partnership in 2011, according to court documents obtained by AL.com.
But only a mass resignation by the around 100 lawmakers who oppose the agreement might embarrass the chamber enough to trigger calls for its dissolution.
Visiting Warsaw at the time, Mr. Kohl was taken by surprise at the protests in East Germany that led to the wall being torn down, a period when the Cold War itself was coming to an end because of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Malaska, who helped classify the various labyrinths, thinks the unusual landscapee on Saturn's moon formed by dissolution, where the liquids interact with and dissolve the organic material on the ground, similar to processes on Earth.
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Did You Know?
Dissolution is the noun form of dissolve, but it's a much less common word. Still, we refer to the fact that the dissolution of American marriages became far more common in the later 20th century. Or that when India won its independence in 1948, the dissolution of the once-global British empire was all but complete. Or that factors such as crime and drugs might be contributing to the dissolution of contemporary society's moral fabric. A dissolute person is someone in whom all restraint has dissolved, and who now indulges in behavior that shocks decent people.
DISSOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dissolution for English Language Learners
: the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, agreement, etc.
: the process of making something slowly end or disappear
Legal Definition of dissolution
: the act or process of ending: as a : the termination of an organized body (as a court) b : the ending of a partnership relationship caused by the withdrawal of one of the partners from the relationship c : the termination of a corporation involuntary dissolution : dissolution of a corporation by a court in response to a shareholder petition based on statutorily prescribed grounds voluntary dissolution : dissolution of a corporation upon the initiative of the directors and with approval of a certain percentage of the shareholders d : the termination of an injunction or stay by court order e : the termination of a marriage by divorce
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