Meaning of “deposition” in the English Dictionary

"deposition" in British English

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(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 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

(Definition of “deposition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deposition" in Business English

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depositionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdepəˈzɪʃən/ us LAW

a statement made by someone to say that something is true and used in a court of law:

give/make a deposition
say/state/testify sth in a deposition Mrs Gordon said in a deposition that she signed the loan guarantee at her husband's request.

(Definition of “deposition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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