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Meaning of SEDIMENT

Pronunciation:  'sedumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
   formed.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: material that was suspended in water and that settles at the bottom of a body of water.
 

 

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