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 (sĕd′ə-mən-tŏl′ə-jē, -mĕn-)
The science that deals with the description, classification, and origin of sedimentary rock.

sed′i·men′to·log′ic (-mĕn′tl-ŏj′ĭk), sed′i·men′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
sed′i·men·tol′o·gist n.
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(Geological Science) the branch of geology concerned with sedimentary rocks and deposits
ˌsedimenˈtologist n
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(ˌsɛd ə mənˈtɒl ə dʒi)

the study of sedimentary rocks.
sed`i•men`to•log′ic (-ˌmɛn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk) sed`i•men`to•log′i•cal, adj.
sed`i•men•tol′o•gist, n.
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Williams, "Recent advancements in understanding of sediment processes," in Sediments, Morphology, and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves, Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), M.
Sedimentologists even found torn-up bits of Murray incorporated within the base of Stimson.
Abid, "Carbonate cementation-the key to reservoir properties of four sandstone levels (cretaceous) in the hibernia oil field, jeanne d'arc basin, newfoundland, Canada," in Carbonate Cementation in Sandstones: Distribution Patterns and Geochemical Evolution, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication, vol.
Special Publications of International Association of Sedimentologists 9, 79-108.
Special Publication Number 43 of the International Association of Sedimentologists, 277-298.
Sedimentologists apply their understanding of modern processes to interpret geologic history through observations of sedimentary rocks and sedimentary structures.
Layman, "Changing size distribution of suspended sediment in arid-zone flash-floods," Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, vol.
Sedimentologists have used the values of the diameters of sedimentary grains, nature of sorting, values of the median, mode, kurtosis, and skewness, for the interpretation of environments of deposition of sediments.
International Association of Sedimentologists, 15th Regional Meeting, Ischia, Italy.
153-187, International Association of Sedimentologists, 1991.