# Decomposition (disambiguation)

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**Decomposition** is the biological process through which organic material is reduced.

**Decomposition**, **decompose**, **spoilage** or **spoiling** may also refer to:

## Chemistry

- Chemical decomposition or analysis, in chemistry, is the fragmentation of a chemical compound into elements or smaller compounds
- Thermal decomposition, a chemical decomposition caused by heat

## Mathematics

- Manifold decomposition, decomposition of manifolds
- JSJ decomposition, or toral decomposition, a decomposition of 3-manifolds

- Matrix decomposition, decomposition of matrices
- Vector decomposition, decomposition of vectors
- Helmholtz decomposition, decomposition of a vector field
- Lebesgue's decomposition theorem, decomposition of a measure
- Hahn decomposition of a measure space
- Hahn–Jordan decomposition of a signed measure
- Doob decomposition of an integrable, discrete-time stochastic process
- Doob–Meyer decomposition of a continuous-time sub- or supermartingale
- Lie group decomposition, used to analyse the structure of Lie groups and associated objects
- Indecomposable continuum
- Indecomposability

## Other uses

- Decomposition (computer science), or factoring; the process of breaking a complex problem down into easily understood and achievable parts
- Food spoilage, the process in which food deteriorates to the point in which it is not edible to humans or its quality of edibility becomes reduced

## See also

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