What does alluvion mean?

Definitions for alluvion
əˈlu vi ənal·lu·vion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alluvionnoun

    gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment

  2. flood, inundation, deluge, alluvionnoun

    the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

    "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

  3. alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium, alluvionnoun

    clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down


  1. alluvionnoun

    The increase in the area of land due to the deposition of sediment (alluvium) by a river.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Alluvionnoun

    Etymology: alluvio, Lat.

    The civil law gives the owner of land a right to that increase which arises from alluvion, which is defined an insensible increment, brought by the water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alluvionnoun

    wash or flow of water against the shore or bank

  2. Alluvionnoun

    an overflowing; an inundation; a flood

  3. Alluvionnoun

    matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium

  4. Alluvionnoun

    an accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion

  5. Etymology: [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See Lave.]


  1. Alluvion

    Alluvion is a legal term describing the increase in the area of land due to sediment deposited by a river. This changes the size of a piece of land and thus its value over time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alluvion

    al-lū′vi-un, n. land gained from the sea by the washing up of sand and earth. [L. alluvioalluĕre. See Alluvium.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alluvion

    An accretion formed along sea-shores and the banks of rivers by the deposition of the various substances held in solution or washed by the waters. Sea alluvions differ from those of rivers, in that they form a slope towards the land.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alluvion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alluvion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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