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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deposition  \Dep`o*si"tion\,  n.  [L.  depositio,  fr  deponere:  cf 
  F.  d['e]position.  See  {Deposit}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  depositing  or  deposing;  the  act  of  laying  down 
  or  thrown  down  precipitation. 
 
  The  deposition  of  rough  sand  and  rolled  pebbles. 
  --H.  Miller. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  bringing  before  the  mind;  presentation. 
 
  The  influence  of  princes  upon  the  dispositions  of 
  their  courts  needs  not  the  deposition  of  their 
  examples,  since  it  hath  the  authority  of  a  known 
  principle.  --W.  Montagu. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deposition 
  n  1:  the  natural  process  of  laying  down  a  deposit  of  something 
  2:  written  declaration  made  under  oath  [syn:  {affidavit},  {attestation}] 
  3:  the  act  of  depositing  [syn:  {deposit}] 
  4:  the  act  of  deposing  someone  [syn:  {dethronement}] 




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