Associations to the word «Sedimentary»


SEDIMENTARY, adjective. (geology) (of a rock) Made by the deposition and compression of small particles.
SEDIMENTARY, noun. A rock of this kind.
SEDIMENTARY ROCK, noun. (geology) one of the major groups of rock that makes up the crust of the Earth; formed by the deposition of either the weathered remains of other rocks, the results of biological activity, or precipitation from solution
SEDIMENTARY ROCKS, noun. Plural of sedimentary rock

Dictionary definition

SEDIMENTARY, adjective. Resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment; "sedimentary deposits".
SEDIMENTARY, adjective. Produced by the action of water.

Wise words

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