sedimentology


sed·i·men·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌse-də-mən-ˈtä-lə-jē, -ˌmen-\

Definition of SEDIMENTOLOGY

:  a branch of science that deals with sedimentary rocks and their inclusions
sed·i·men·to·log·ic \-ˌmen-tə-ˈlä-jik\ or sed·i·men·to·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
sed·i·men·to·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
sed·i·men·tol·o·gist \-mən-ˈtä-lə-jist, -ˌmen-\ noun

First Known Use of SEDIMENTOLOGY

1932

sedimentology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Scientific discipline concerned with the physical and chemical properties of sedimentary rocks and the processes involved in their formation, including transportation, deposition, and lithification of sediments. The aim of much sedimentological research is to interpret ancient environmental conditions by studying the constituents, textures, structures, and fossil content of the deposits.

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