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sed·i·men·ta·ry

 (sĕd′ə-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) also sed·i·men·tal (-mĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, containing, resembling, or derived from sediment.
2. Of or relating to rocks formed by the deposition of sediment.

sedimentary

(ˌsɛdɪˈmɛntərɪ)
adj
1. characteristic of, resembling, or containing sediment
2. (Geological Science) (of rocks) formed by the accumulation and consolidation of mineral and organic fragments that have been deposited by water, ice, or wind. Compare igneous, metamorphic
ˌsediˈmentarily adv

sed•i•men•ta•ry

(ˌsɛd əˈmɛn tə ri)

also sed`i•men′tal,



adj.
1. of or pertaining to sediment.
2. formed by the deposition of sediment, as certain rocks.
[1820–30]

sed·i·men·ta·ry

(sĕd′ə-mĕn′tə-rē)
Relating to rocks formed when sediment, such as sand or mud, is deposited and becomes tightly compacted. Sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone are examples of sedimentary rocks. See Table at rock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sedimentary - resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment; "sedimentary deposits"
2.sedimentary - produced by the action of water
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
Translations

sedimentary

[ˌsedɪˈmentərɪ] ADJsedimentario

sedimentary

[ˌsɛdɪˈmɛntəri] adj [rock] → sédimentaire

sedimentary

adjsedimentär; sedimentary rocksSedimentgestein nt

sedimentary

[ˌsɛdɪˈmɛntrɪ] adjsedimentario/a
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