postdepositional

adjective

post·​de·​po·​si·​tion·​al ˌpōst-ˌde-pə-ˈzish-nəl How to pronounce postdepositional (audio)
-ˈzi-shə-nᵊl,
ˌdē-pə-
: occurring following the deposition of something (such as sediment, archeological artifacts, or marine organisms)
postdepositional disturbance of marine sediment

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postdepositional was in 1893

Dictionary Entries Near postdepositional

Cite this Entry

“Postdepositional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postdepositional. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!