- the act or process of resolving or dissolving into parts or elements.
- the resulting state.
- the undoing or breaking of a bond, tie, union, partnership, etc.
- the breaking up of an assembly or organization; dismissal; dispersal.
- Government. an order issued by the head of a state terminating a parliament and necessitating a new election.
- death; decease.
- a bringing or coming to an end; disintegration; decay; termination.
- legal termination, especially of business activity, with the final distribution of assets, the fixing of liabilities, etc.
- Chemistry. the process by which a solid, gas, or liquid is dispersed homogeneously in a gas, solid, or, especially, a liquid.
Origin of dissolution
Examples from the Web for dissolution
In their dissolution agreement, Anderson was ordered to pay $255 in monthly child support.Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son
November 11, 2014
The senator even introduced them before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.Morgan Fairchild: Badass Foreign Policy Wonk
October 20, 2014
Miller also filed three dissolution of marriage actions against Jeffrey Kessler in three counties of Colorado.The Mystery Woman Who Tried to Outdo Dillinger
September 29, 2014
Kerry on Friday repeated his warning that a dissolution of the peace process might lead to more Palestinian violence.Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’
April 27, 2014
The dissolution of their relationship plays out in the achingly poignant duet "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’
November 25, 2013
They may have been removed there from the abbey for safety at the time of the dissolution.Yorkshire Painted And Described
After the dissolution of the University of Wittenberg his father was transferred to Halle in 1815.Heroes of the Telegraph
And democracy has her own good, of which the insatiable desire brings her to dissolution?The Republic
He stood for Ayrshire, turning back from York when the dissolution was announced.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Northumberland and Holland were alone in wishing to avert a dissolution.Browning's England
Helen Archibald Clarke
- the resolution or separation into component parts; disintegration
- destruction by breaking up and dispersing
- the termination of a meeting or assembly, such as Parliament
- the termination of a formal or legal relationship, such as a business enterprise, marriage, etc
- the state of being dissolute; dissipation
- the act or process of dissolving
Word Origin and History for dissolution
late 14c., "separation into parts," also "frivolity, moral laxness, dissolute living," from Old French dissolution (12c.) and directly from Latin dissolutionem (nominative dissolutio) "a dissolving, destroying, interruption, dissolution," noun of action from past participle stem of dissolvere (see dissolve).
- The dissolving of a material in a liquid.