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deposition Explained

deposition at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deposition at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [U] technical the natural process of depositing a substance on rocks or soil: --the deposition of marine sediments//
2 [C] law a statement written or recorded for a court of law, by someone who has promised to tell the truth:
3 [U and C] the act of removing someone from a position of power:

déposition at French => English Of Explained:


deposition at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "deposition":
admission, affidavit, affirmation, allegation, allocation,
alluvion, alluvium, ash, assertion, asseveration, assignment,
attest, attestation, authority, authorization, averment,
avouchment, avowal, bill, bill of complaint, bill of health,
cashiering, certificate, certificate of proficiency, certification,
cinder, claim, clinker, collocation, complaint, compurgation,
credential, declaration, deconsecration, defrocking, deployment,
deposal, deposit, deposits, deprivation, dethronement, diluvium,
diploma, disbarment, disbarring, disclosure, discrownment,
disenthronement, dismissal, displacement, disposition, draff,
dregs, dross, ember, emplacement, excommunication, expulsion,
feces, firing, forced resignation, froth, grounds, impeachment,
instrument in proof, kicking upstairs, lading, lees,
legal evidence, libel, liquidation, loading, localization,
locating, location, loess, manifesto, moraine, narratio, navicert,
nolle prosequi, nonsuit, notarized statement, note, offscum,
ousting, overthrow, overthrowal, packing, pensioning off,
pinpointing, placement, placing, position paper, positioning,
posting, precipitate, precipitation, profession, purge, putting,
removal, reposition, retirement, scoria, scum, sediment, settlings,
sheepskin, silt, sinter, situation, slag, smut, solemn declaration,
soot, spotting, statement, statement of belief, statement of facts,
statement under oath, stationing, storage, stowage, sublimate,
superannuation, suspension, swearing, sworn evidence,
sworn statement, sworn testimony, testamur, testimonial,
testimonium, testimony, ticket, unchurching, unfrocking, unseating,
visa, vise, voucher, vouching, warrant, warranty, witness, word

deposition at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Evidence): evidence, facts, premises, data, grounds, indication, criterion, test, testimony, attestation, deposition, affirmation, examination, admission, voucher, record, document, signature.

[N] (Affirmation): affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, declaration, word, confirmation, oath, affidavit, deposition, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, assent, pledge, pronouncement, declaration, remark.

deposition at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U, C] (technical) the natural process of leaving a layer of a substance on rocks or soil; a substance left in this way:
marine / river deposition
2 [U, C] the act of removing sb, especially a ruler, from power:
the deposition of the King
3 [C] (law) a formal statement, taken from sb and used in a court of law

DEPOSITION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

th) to block sth or to become blocked: [VN] [often passive] The narrow streets were clogged with traffic. * Tears clogged her throat. * [V] Within a few years the pipes began to clog up.
a shoe that is completely made of wood or one that has a thick wooden sole and a leather top

IDIOMS see POP v.noun
a dance that is performed by people wearing clogsnoun
1 [C, usually pl.] a covered passage with arches around a square garden, usually forming part of a CATHEDRAL, CONVENT or MONASTERY
2 [sing.] life in a CONVENT or MONASTERY:
the calm of the cloisteradjective
(formal) protected from the problems and dangers of normal life:
a cloistered life * the cloistered world of the universitynoun, verb
1 (biology) a plant or an animal that is produced artificially from the cells of another plant or animal and is therefore exactly the same as it
2 (sometimes disapproving) a person or thing that seems to be an exact copy of another:
Caroline's brothers grinned alongside her, clones of their father.
3 (computing) a computer designed to work in exactly the same way as another, usually one made by a different company and more expensive
verb [VN] to produce an exact copy of an animal or a plant from its cells:
A team from the UK were the first to successfully clone an animal. * Dolly, the cloned sheep
cloning noun [U]noun
(BrE, informal) a short loud sound of heavy things hitting each other
clonk verb [V, VN]verb, noun-see also CLOSE
window / door, etc.

1 to put sth into a position so that it covers an opening; to get into this position
[VN] Would anyone mind if I closed the window? * She closed the gate behind her. * It's dark now-let's close the curtains. * I closed my eyes against the bright light. * [V] The doors open and close automatically.

book / umbrella, etc.

2 [VN] ~ sth (up) to move the parts of sth together so that it is no longer open
to close a book / an umbrella
shop / store / business
3 ~ (sth) (to sb/sth) to make the work of a shop/store, etc. stop for a period of time; to not be open for people to use: [VN] [often passive] The museum has been closed for renovation. * The road was closed to traffic for two days. * [V] What time does the bank close? * We close for lunch between twelve and two.
4 (also close down, close sth<->down) if a company, shop/store, etc. closes, or if you close it, it stops operating as a business:
[VN] The club was closed by the police. * [V] The hospital closed at the end of last year. * The play closed after just three nights.
5 to end or make sth end:
[VN] to close a meeting / debate * to close a case / an investigation * to close an account (= to stop keeping money in a bank account) * The subject is now closed (= we will not discuss it again). * [V] The meeting will close at 10.00 p.m. * The offer closes at the end of the week.
6 [V] to be worth a particular amount at the end of the day's business:
Shares in the company closed at 265p. * closing prices [also V-ADJ]
distance / difference
7 to make the distance or difference between two people or things smaller; to become smaller or narrower:
[VN] These measures are aimed at closing the gap between rich and poor. * [V] The gap between the two top teams is closing all the time.
hold firmly
8 ~ (sth) about / around / over sb/sth to hold sth/sb firmly:
[VN] She closed her hand over his. [also V]
close the book on sth to stop doing sth because you no longer believe you will be successful or will find a solution:
The police have closed the book on the case (= they have stopped trying to solve it).
close its doors (of a business, etc.) to stop trading:
The factory closed its doors for the last time in 1997.
close your mind to sth to refuse to think about sth as a possibility
close ranks
1 if a group of people close ranks, they work closely together to defend themselves, especially when they are being criticized:
It's not unusual for the police to close ranks when one of their officers is being investigated.
2 if soldiers close ranks, they move closer together in order to defend themselves
more at DOOR, EAR, EYE n.
close down (BrE) when a radio or television station closes down, it stops broadcasting at the end of the day
related noun CLOSE-DOWN
close down | close sth<->down = CLOSE (4):
All the steelworks around here were closed down in the 1980s.
related noun CLOSE-DOWN
close in
1 when the days close in, they become gradually shorter during the autumn/fall
2 if the weather closes in, it gets worse
3 when the night closes in, it gets darker:
They huddled around the fire as the night closed in.
close in (on sb/sth) to move nearer to sb/sth, especially in order to attack them:
The lions closed in on their prey.
close sth<->off to separate sth from other parts so that people cannot use it:
The entrance to the train station was closed off following the explosion.
close out sth (AmE)
1 to sell goods very cheaply in order to get rid of them quickly
related noun CLOSEOUT
2 to finish or settle sth:
A rock concert closed out the festivities.
close over sb/sth to surround and cover sb/sth:
The water closed over his head.
close up
1 when a wound closes up, it heals
2 to hide your thoughts or emotions:
She closed up when I asked about her family.
close up | close sth<->up
1 to shut and lock sth such as a shop/store or a building, especially for a short period of time:
Why don't we close up and go out for lunch? * Can the last one out close up the office?
2 to come closer together; to bring people or things closer together:
Traffic was heavy and cars were closing up behind each other.
3 to become narrower and less open:
Every time he tried to speak, his throat closed up with fear.
noun [sing.] (formal) the end of a period of time or an activity:
at the close of the 17th century * His life was drawing to a close. * Can we bring this meeting to a close? * By the close of London trading, Wall Street was up 9.78 points. * The West Indies were 98 for 3 at the close of play (= at the end of the day's play in a cricket match).
close / shut
You can close and shut doors, windows, your eyes, mouth, etc.
Shut can suggest mor

Deposition at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deposition \Dep`o*si"tion\, n. [L. depositio, fr. deponere: cf.
F. d['e]position. See {Deposit}.]
1. The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down
or thrown down; precipitation.

The deposition of rough sand and rolled pebbles.
--H. Miller.

2. The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.

The influence of princes upon the dispositions of
their courts needs not the deposition of their
examples, since it hath the authority of a known
principle. --W. Montagu.

deposition at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
[syn: {deposit}]
2: (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually done in
a lawyer's office
3: the act of putting something somewhere [syn: {deposit}]
4: the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from
a position or office [syn: {dethronement}]

deposition at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Deposition|disposition



* Inter: IPA » /dɛpəˈzɪʃən/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • The removal of someone from office.
    1. The act of depositing material, especially by a natural process; the resultant deposit.
    2. Inter: chemistr » y The production of a thin film of material onto an existing surface.
    3. Inter: lega » l The process of taking sworn testimony out of court; the testimony so taken.
    4. Inter: meteorolog » y The formation of snow or frost directly from water vapor.
    5. Inter: physic » s The transformation of a gas into a solid without an intermediate liquid phase (reverse of sublimation)
    6. Inter: religio » n The formal placement of relics in a church or shrine, and the feast day commemorating it.


      * Inter: sense » physics: transformation of gas into solid desublimation

      Derived terms

      * thin film deposition

  • vapor deposition


    Inter: trans-top » removal of someone from office
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|сваляне от длъжност
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|schorsing|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|erottaminen
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|elmozdítás, Inter: t- » hu|letétel

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » act of depositing material, especially by a natural process; resultant deposit
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отлагане|n, Inter: t- » bg|утаяване|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kerrostuminen, Inter: t+ » fi|kerrostuma

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lerakódás, Inter: t- » hu|leülepedés, Inter: t+ » hu|üledék

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » production of a thin film of material onto an existing surface
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отлагане|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kerrostaminen, Inter: t+ » fi|pinnoittaminen, Inter: t- » fi|härmistäminen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » process of taking sworn testimony out of court; the testimony so taken
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցուցմունք|tr=c’uc’munk’, Inter: t- » hy|վկայություն|tr=vkayut’yun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|показания под клетва

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kirjallinen todistelu
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tanúvallomás, Inter: t- » hu|tanúskodás

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » formation of snow or frost directly from water vapor
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|huurtuminen, Inter: t- » fi|härmistyminen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » transformation of gas into solid
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|härmistyminen
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|hélun|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|brinamento|m
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|증착|tr=jeungchak|sc=Kore (Inter: t- » ko|蒸着|sc=Kore)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the formal placement of relics in a church or shrine, and the feast day commemorating it
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|deposizione|f
    • Inter: ttbc » he: הדחה (hadakha) {{f}} (1)
    • Inter: ttbc » sd: Inter: sd-Arab » ڳڱڪاري {{f}} (in meteorology)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * positioned
    Translation: ar » deposition
    Translation: cy » deposition
    Translation: et » deposition
    Translation: el » deposition
    Translation: fr » deposition
    Translation: ko » deposition
    Translation: io » deposition
    Translation: it » deposition
    Translation: kn » deposition
    Translation: hu » deposition
    Translation: mg » deposition
    Translation: my » deposition
    Translation: pl » deposition
    Translation: ru » deposition
    Category: simple:deposition -
    Translation: fi » deposition
    Translation: ta » deposition
    Translation: te » deposition
    Translation: vi » deposition
    Translation: zh » deposition

    Deposition at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » deposition


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Christianit » y The removal of Jesus from the cross.


    Inter: trans-top » taking Jesus down from the cross
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Kreuzabnahme|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|krodadesum, Inter: t- » vo|desum de krod

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * positioned

    déposition at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=deposition
  • deposition, statement
    1. evidence, testimony

    Translation: el » déposition
    Translation: fr » déposition
    Translation: io » déposition
    Translation: vi » déposition