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Meaning of SEDIMENTATION

Pronunciation:  `sedumun'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
 

SEDIMENTATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: alluviation, deposit
 
 See Also: geological phenomenon, load, lode

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sed`i*men*ta"tion\, n.
The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the
deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are
formed.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
    1. The process where particles suspended in solution settle out of the solution and to the bottom of the container. This can occur by gravity alone, or by centrifugation (high-speed spinning).
    2. A sedimentological (geological) term for the settling of particles suspended in moving water into layers over time in the same location to form sedimentary deposits.
    1. Gravitational deposit of transported material in flowing or standing water.
    2. Deposition of material suspended in a stream system, whether in suspension (suspended load) or on the bottom (bed load).
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the accumulation of geological or organic material deposited by air, water, or ice.
 

 

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