Definition of dissolution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈluːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈluːʃn//
    [uncountable] dissolution (of something) (formal) Separation
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  1. 1the act of officially ending a marriage, a business agreement or a parliament The company was set up following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. See related entries: Separation
  2. 2the process in which something gradually disappears the dissolution of barriers of class and race
  3. 3the act of breaking up an organization, etc.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin dissolutio(n-), from the verb dissolvere, from dis- ‘apart’ + solvere ‘loosen or solve’.
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