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DEPOSITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deposition mean? 

DEPOSITION (noun)
  The noun DEPOSITION has 4 senses:

1. the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
2. (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
3. the act of putting something somewhere
4. the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office

  Familiarity information: DEPOSITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPOSITION (noun)


Sense 1deposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The natural process of laying down a deposit of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

deposition; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposition" is a kind of...):

accretion; accumulation (an increase by natural growth or addition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposition"):

electrodeposition (the deposition of a substance on an electrode by the action of electricity (especially by electrolysis))

pigmentation (the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings)

redeposition (deposition from one deposit to another)

superposition ((geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another)


Sense 2deposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("deposition" is a kind of...):

examination; interrogation; interrogatory (formal systematic questioning)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3deposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting something somewhere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deposition; deposit

Hypernyms ("deposition" is a kind of...):

buildup (the act of building up an accumulation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deposition"):

repositing; reposition; storage; warehousing (depositing in a warehouse)


Sense 4deposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dethronement; deposition

Hypernyms ("deposition" is a kind of...):

ouster; ousting (the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out)


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