- 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 self-dissolution
That was the real power which could give a new basis to the State when it was falling into self-dissolution.
His toil and care to get away from himself is nothing but the misunderstood impulse to self-dissolution.The Ego and His Own
- 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 self-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.