deposition Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"deposition" in British English

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depositionnoun

uk   us   /ˌdep.əˈzɪʃ.ən/

deposition noun (STATEMENT)

[C] specialized law a ​formal written ​statement made or used in a ​lawcourt: Before the ​courtcase, we had to file/give a deposition. Our ​lawyer took a deposition from us. a sworn deposition

deposition noun (REMOVAL)

[U] formal the ​act of ​removing someone ​important from a ​powerfulposition: Crowds ​celebrated the dictator's deposition.

deposition noun (LAYER)

[U] specialized geology the ​formation of a ​layer of a ​substance such as ​soil or ​rock, or the ​substance that ​forms the ​layer
(Definition of deposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deposition" in American English

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depositionnoun

 us   /ˌdep·əˈzɪʃ·ən, ˌdi·pə-/

deposition noun (STATEMENT)

[C] law a ​formal written ​statement by a witness in a ​legalmatter

deposition noun (CHANGE)

chemistry [U] a ​process in which a ​gaschanges to a ​solid without first ​becoming a ​liquid

deposition noun (SUBSTANCE)

earth science [C/U] the ​process by which ​solidmaterials, such as ​earth and ​rock, are ​added to ​gradually by the ​action of ​wind or ​water, or the ​structure resulting from this ​process
(Definition of deposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deposition" in Business English

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depositionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌdepəˈzɪʃən/ LAW
a ​statement made by someone to say that something is ​true and used in a ​court of ​law: give/make a depositionsay/state/testify sth in a deposition Mrs Gordon said in a deposition that she ​signed the ​loanguarantee at her husband's ​request.
(Definition of deposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deposition”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声明, 证言, 书面证词…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲明, 證言, 書面證詞…
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