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sedimentary

adjective sed·i·men·ta·ry \ˌse-də-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

: made from material that sinks to the bottom of a liquid : made from sediment

Full Definition of SEDIMENTARY

1
:  of, relating to, or containing sediment <sedimentary deposits>
2
:  formed by or from deposits of sediment <sedimentary rock>
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First Known Use of SEDIMENTARY

1830

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, silt, swale
SEDIMENTARY Defined for Kids

sedimentary

adjective sed·i·men·ta·ry \ˌse-də-ˈmen-tə-rē\

Definition of SEDIMENTARY for Kids

:  relating to or formed from sediment <Sandstone is a sedimentary rock.>

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