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Meaning of SEDIMENT

Pronunciation:  'sedumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  matter deposited by some natural process
  2. [v]  settle as sediment
  3. [v]  deposit as a sediment

SEDIMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: deposit
 See Also: alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium, deposit, dregs, evaporite, fix, grounds, lees, lick, matter, posit, salt lick, settle, settle down, settlings, situate, substance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sed"i*ment\, n. [F. s['e]diment, L. sedimentum a
settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See {Sit}.]
1. The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or
   any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

2. (Geol.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are

Biology Dictionary
  1. Material carried and deposited by water.
  2. Fragments of rock, soil and organic material transported and deposited in beds by wind, water or other natural phenomena. The term can refer to any size of particles but is often used to indicate only fragments smaller than 6 mm.
 Definition: material that was suspended in water and that settles at the bottom of a body of water.