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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geology, Law
depositiondep‧o‧si‧tion /ˌdepəˈzɪʃən, ˌdiː-/ noun  1 [uncountable]HEGHEG technical the natural process of depositing a substance on rocks or soil the deposition of marine sediments2 [countable]SCLSCL law a statement written or recorded for a court of law, by someone who has promised to tell the truth3 [countable, uncountable]GET RID OF the act of removing someone from a position of power
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depositionAttention has also focused on acid deposition effects on a wide range of crops.Erosion and deposition begin and end at different times at sites hundreds of kilometers apart.Poor-quality eggshells indicate insufficient deposition of calcium and this deficiency was shown to have arisen because of increased soil acidification.In the criminal trial, the prosecution did not have the luxury of depositions.Even the pretrial depositions could prove embarrassing and politically damaging if, as is likely, they were released to the public.Symington's deposition was taken as part of a lawsuit between the City of Tucson and the Metropolitan Water District.Such dynamism means perpetual change and the two processes of bank erosion and sediment deposition are unceasing.But the most surprising fact about this is that all these events took place during the deposition of a single graptolite zone.
From Longman Business Dictionarydepositiondep‧o‧si‧tion /ˌdepəˈzɪʃən, ˌdiː-/ noun [countable] LAW a formal statement that someone makes to a court about facts relating to a court caseThe plant safety director said in a deposition that the broken cable should have been repaired the night before.
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