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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decomposition, disintegration(noun)

    in a decomposed state

  2. disintegration(noun)

    a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system

    "a disintegration of personality"

  3. dissolution, disintegration(noun)

    separation into component parts

  4. decay, radioactive decay, disintegration(noun)

    the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation

  5. annihilation, disintegration(noun)

    total destruction

    "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"


  1. disintegration(Noun)

    A process by which anything disintegrates.

  2. disintegration(Noun)

    The condition of anything which has disintegrated.

  3. disintegration(Noun)

    A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disintegration(noun)

    the process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated

  2. Disintegration(noun)

    the wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc


  1. Disintegration

    Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English alternative rock band The Cure, released on 1 May 1989 by Fiction Records. The record marks a return to the introspective and gloomy gothic rock style the band had established in the early 1980s. As he neared the age of thirty, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith had felt an increased pressure to follow up on the group's pop successes with a more enduring work. This, coupled with a distaste for the group's newfound popularity, caused Smith to lapse back into the use of hallucinogenic drugs, the effects of which had a strong influence on the production of the album. The Cure recorded Disintegration at Hookend Recording Studios in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, with co-producer David M. Allen from late 1988 to early 1989. During production, founding member Lol Tolhurst was fired from the band. In spite of Fiction's fears that the album would be "commercial suicide", Disintegration became the band's commercial peak. It charted at number three in the United Kingdom and at number twelve in the United States, and produced several hit singles including "Lovesong", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Disintegration remains The Cure's highest selling record to date, with more than three million copies sold worldwide. Disintegration was also a critical success, eventually being placed at number 326 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it the "culmination of all the musical directions The Cure were pursuing over the course of the '80s."

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How to say disintegration in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disintegration in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disintegration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of disintegration in a Sentence

  1. Boris Johnson:

    Brexit is becoming soft to the point of disintegration.

  2. Martina Leinz:

    I watched the disintegration of three generations of a family.

  3. David Petraeus:

    This regional disintegration has only been made worse by a failure of U.S. strategy and leadership to shape events in this vital part of the world for the better.

  4. Antoni Macierewicz:

    (The state investigation committee) has ... had the full record of events with respect to the activity of the plane's instruments, from the start to the plane's disintegration mid-air, more or less 15-18 meters above the ground.

  5. Rachel Denber:

    I don't think it's fair to expect countries to have perfect transitions overnight, or maybe even in 24 years (since Soviet disintegration in the region, in 1991). But I do think it's fair to expect them to not regress significantly.

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