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deposition

noun  /ˌdep·əˈzɪʃ·ən, ˌdi·pə-/ us  

deposition noun (STATEMENT)

[C] law a formal written statement by a witness in a legal matter

deposition noun (CHANGE)

chemistry [U] a process in which a gas changes to a solid without first becoming a liquid

deposition noun (SUBSTANCE)

earth science [C/U] the process by which solid materials, such as earth and rock, are added to gradually by the action of wind or water, or the structure resulting from this process
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