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Definition of "disintegration" []

  • The act or process of disintegrating. (noun)
  • The state of being disintegrated. (noun)
  • Physics & Chemistry The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disintegration" in a sentence
  • "In his estimation, the federal government should be focused on what happens after the pull-out in 2011 and paying more attention to what he calls the disintegration of Pakistan."
  • "EDN technical editor Paul Rako is working on a January cover story on what he calls disintegration-not stuff falling apart, but rather the idea that it's not always a good idea to cram more and more into a single IC. As Paul puts it, "There has been a historical tradition in electronics to integrate as many functions as possible into one chip," but his article looks at cases where "dis-integrating chips" is preferable."
  • "Apple will continue to own Nokia & Samsung and maybe even RIM until the old guard belatedly tries to correct course. watching Nokia and Samsung feels to me like watching GM and Ford, only this disintegration is happening at higher speed."