What does alluvion mean?
Definitions for alluvion
əˈlu vi ənal·lu·vion
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gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
flood, inundation, deluge, alluvionnoun
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvium, alluvionnoun
clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
The increase in the area of land due to the deposition of sediment (alluvium) by a river.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
wash or flow of water against the shore or bank
an overflowing; an inundation; a flood
matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium
an accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion
Etymology: [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See Lave.]
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
al-lū′vi-un, n. land gained from the sea by the washing up of sand and earth. [L. alluvio—alluĕre. See Alluvium.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
The numerical value of alluvion in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of alluvion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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