Definitions for sedimentˈsɛd ə mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sed•i•mentˈsɛd ə mənt(n.)
the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs.
Geol. mineral or organic matter deposited by water, air, or ice.
Origin of sediment:
1540–50; < L sedimentum=sedi- (comb. form of sedēre to sit , settle) +-mentum -ment
matter that has been deposited by some natural process
deposit as a sediment
settle as sediment
A collection of small particles, particularly dirt, that precipitates from a river or other body of water.
The Nile delta is composed of sediment that was washed down and deposited at the mouth of the river.
To deposit material as a sediment
To be deposited as a sediment
Origin: From sedimentum < sedeo.
the matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs
the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particle itself. Sediments are most often transported by water, wind and glaciers. Beach sands and river channel deposits are examples of fluvial transport and deposition, though sediment also often settles out of slow-moving or standing water in lakes and ocean dunes and loess are examples of aeolian transport and deposition. Glacial moraine deposits and till are ice-transported sediments.
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Translations for sediment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the material that settles at the bottom of a liquid
Her feet sank into the sediment on the river bed.
- sedimentoPortuguese (BR)
- das SedimentGerman
- bundfald; aflejringDanish
- ίζημα, κατακάθιGreek
- sediment, talogCroatian
- كنوبى، رسوبي مواد (داوبو يا بادپواسطه)، خړه: تل ته كښيناستونكى موادPashto
- осадок, отложениеRussian
- sediment, avlagring, bottensatsSwedish
- çökelti, tortuTurkish
- 沈積物Chinese (Trad.)
- осад; мулUkrainian
- 沉积物Chinese (Simp.)
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