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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
References in classic literature ?
Let him remember Lyell's profound remark, that the thickness and extent of sedimentary formations are the result and measure of the degradation which the earth's crust has elsewhere suffered.
So that the lofty pile of sedimentary rocks in Britain, gives but an inadequate idea of the time which has elapsed during their accumulation; yet what time this must have consumed!
But if, as some geologists suppose, a range of older rocks underlies the Weald, on the flanks of which the overlying sedimentary deposits might have accumulated in thinner masses than elsewhere, the above estimate would be erroneous; but this source of doubt probably would not greatly affect the estimate as applied to the western extremity of the district.
Yet it may be doubted whether in any quarter of the world, sedimentary deposits, including fossil remains, have gone on accumulating within the same area during the whole of this period.
The hills are of a remarkable form; they consist of flat patches of table-land, surrounded by low perpendicular cliffs, like the outliers of a sedimentary deposit.
While, the second phase of the study would be launched in other potential areas to assess the sedimentary rock-based fuel reserves in the country.
Sedimentary sulfide, sedimentary total phosphorus, dissolved oxygen and water colour are the certain environmental factors that have proved shaping the distribution of macrobenthic abundance, diversity and multivariate structure of the assemblages.
ISLAMABAD -- Following identification of massive shale gas and oil deposits in lower and middle Indus Basin, the second phase of the survey would be launched in other potential areas to assess the sedimentary rock-based fuel reserves in the country.
Tectonics, Sedimentary Basins, and Provenance: A Celebration of the Career of William R.
Carbonatites are commonly significant repositories of economically valuable elements; however, the debate over the origin of carbonatites is still ongoing including the problem of distinguishing carbonatites from sedimentary carbonate rocks metamorphosed to marble.