[dep-uh-zish-uh n, dee-puh-] /ˌdɛp əˈzɪʃ ən, ˌdi pə-/
removal from an office or position.
the act or process of depositing:
deposition of the documents with the Library of Congress.
the state of being deposited or precipitated:
deposition of soil at the mouth of a river.
something that is deposited.
(initial capital letter) a work of art depicting Christ being lowered from the Cross.
the act or instance of deposing
the act or an instance of depositing
something that is deposited; deposit
the taking down of Christ’s body from the Cross or a representation of this
late 14c., “dethronement, putting down from dignity or authority,” from Old French deposicion (12c.), from Latin depositionem (nominative depositio), noun of action from past participle stem of deponere (see deposit (v.)).
Meaning “statements made in court under oath” is from early 15c. Meaning “action of depositing” is from 1590s. Properly, deposition belongs to deposit, but deposit and depose have become totally confused and English deposition partakes of senses belonging to both.
[dih-presh-uh n] /dɪˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface. 4. sadness; gloom; dejection. 5. Psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective […]
[pohst-di-tur-muh-ner] /ˌpoʊst dɪˈtɜr mə nər/ noun, Grammar. 1. a member of a subclass of English adjectival words, including ordinal and cardinal numbers, that may be placed after an article or other and before a descriptive adjective, as first and three in the first three new chapters.
adj. also post-diluvial, 1823, from post- + diluvial. Earlier was postdiluvian (1670s).
[pohst-di-loo-vee-uh n] /ˌpoʊst dɪˈlu vi ən/ adjective 1. existing or occurring after the Biblical Flood. noun 2. a person who lived after the Biblical Flood. /ˌpəʊstdɪˈluːvɪən; -daɪ-/ adjective 1. existing or occurring after the biblical Flood noun 2. a person or thing existing after the biblical Flood