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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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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.
The rocks of the Lovelock Mine area include sedimentary and volcanic rocks cut by a larger mass of diorite and by aplitic dikes, all of which are now highly altered.
Among the trips are geologic challenges and engineering solutions for major transportation construction projects in Seattle, grounding line processes of the southern Cordilleran ice sheet in the Puget lowland, the incorporation of sedimentary rocks into the deep levels of continental magmatic arcs: links between the North Cascades arc and surrounding sedimentary terranes, and exploring the western Idaho shear zone using the Strabo-Spot data system.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Tuesday gave its approval for a significant project to acquire 48,243 line Kilometer 2D seismic data for appraisal of Indian sedimentary basins.
Petrographic studies reveal that the sandstone contain quartz, feldspar and rock fragments of sedimentary and metasedimentary rocks.
The Company has previously confirmed a target sedimentary assemblage with the potential of hosting economic lithium-bearing, clay-rich horizons.
The main vegetation type of the CPD is the caatinga sensu stricto, which occurs on the extensive crystalline peneplains that dominate the region, but large areas of sedimentary terrains also occur in the region (Fig.
It also includes a complete Neogene sedimentary sequence (itself rare), involving an enormous range of sedimentary environments and classic dry land geomorphology.