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What does dissolution mean?
Dissolution generally refers to the process of dissolving or breaking apart.
Dissolution is the noun form of the verb dissolve, which most commonly means to mix into and melt within a liquid but has several other meanings, including to break apart. Dissolution also has several other meanings, including specific ones in contexts such as chemistry, law, and law.
When it refers to the process of breaking apart, dissolution commonly applies to things like formal relationships (such as marriage) and organizations (such as a parliament).
Example: The dissolution of the company left many people out of work.
Where does dissolution come from?
The first records of dissolution come from the 1300s. It ultimately derives from the Latin verb solvere, meaning “to loosen” or “to release.”
When you pour salt in water, it dissolves, forming a solution—a uniform mixture of a solid and a liquid. In chemistry, the process by which this happens is called dissolution. It might seem like dissolution would be the opposite of solution, but in this case the prefix dis- is used to mean “apart,” emphasizing the idea that a solution is formed when the elements of something (salt) come apart to be fully mixed with something else (water).
In formal legal terms, a divorce is sometimes referred to as a dissolution of marriage. It legally dissolves (breaks apart) the marriage, making it so that two people involved are no longer legally married. Dissolution is also used in the context of companies that go out of business and have their assets dissolved (sold off to pay debts). In terms of government, dissolution happens when a head of state dissolves the existing parliament, requiring a new election.
Dissolution doesn’t always have to be official. It can be used in a general way to refer to destruction or disintegration or the process of ending, undoing, or breaking up. Less commonly, it can even mean “death.”
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What are some other forms related to dissolution?
- dissolve (verb)
- dissolutive (adjective)
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How is dissolution used in real life?
Dissolution can be used generally, but it is most often used in technical contexts, especially chemistry, law, and business.
Putting sugar into my iced tea and thinking about how stirring affects the rate of dissolution and then crying cuz chemistry exam
— BridgetNeuge (@BridgetNeuge) May 31, 2014
Today is the day the Dissolution of Parliament would have taken place if the 2015-20 Parliament had run to term.
— Jack Evans (@jackcevans) March 30, 2020
In an effort to bring calm to my world, I'm teaching my husband about the five mother sauces of France.
He replied that my mother was not French, she is just Floridian, and I am looking at e-filing dissolution of marriage documents after this tweet.
— Sarah Harper (@SarahJinx12) March 17, 2020
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Example sentences 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|Nina Strochlic|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The senator even introduced them before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Miller also filed three dissolution of marriage actions against Jeffrey Kessler in three counties of Colorado.
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’|Josh Rogin|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is an evil thing to break up a family before the natural period of its dissolution.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
Capital house, spite of shadow of dissolution being over us all.
The claim is void unless made within four weeks of the dissolution of apprentice relations.The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection|Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
The Surgeon immediately repaired to him, and found him on the verge of dissolution.The Death of Lord Nelson|William Beatty
At the Dissolution the arms were Gules, two keys in saltire surmounted by a sword in pale, argent.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]|H. J. L. J. Mass