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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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- 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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How to use dissolution in a sentence
Recent experiments reveal that some proteins spontaneously gather into transient assemblies called condensates, in response to molecular forces that precisely balance transitions between the formation and dissolution of droplets inside the cell.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life|Viviane Callier|January 7, 2021|Quanta Magazine
In our era of social dissolution, the timing could hardly be better for celebrating a homegrown icon of justice and bravery who exemplifies physical and mental dexterity and virtue — a man who stands for right making might.Zorro at 100: Why the original swashbuckler is still the quintessential American action hero|Michael Sragow|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
Although Einstein conceived of gravity as the geometry of space-time, his theory also entails the dissolution of space-time, which is ultimately why information can escape its gravitational prison.
In 2015, its executive director authored an op-ed in The New York Times calling for the dissolution of America’s national parks.
Protests sparked earlier this year by the dissolution of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's Future Forward Party have evolved into a massive youth-led movement that's rattling Thailand's establishment, including the once-untouchable monarchy.Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Thailand's protests: "No one knows where the limit is"|Dave Lawler|October 1, 2020|Axios
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
Others, like the prominent Roma activist Valeriu Nicholae, speak of its “rapid dissolution.”
Any change for good among such would be to their dissolution and reconstruction on principles which they do not now hold.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
He moved here after the dissolution of that body and spent several years as a farmer.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Every third day his convulsive tremblings, his dejection, his fits of wandering, seemed to indicate the approach of dissolution.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
As to agriculture, he said that he had a conversation with Mr. Chamberlain on the subject just before the dissolution.
The secret causes of its dissolution had long been stealthily at work, and its fall at last was utter and complete.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow