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Definition of deposition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (law) a formal statement, taken from someone and used in court
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (technology) the natural process of leaving a layer of a substance on rocks or soil; a substance left in this way marine/river deposition
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] the act of removing someone, especially a ruler, from power the deposition of the king
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