sedimentary

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

Definition of sedimentary

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or containing sediment <sedimentary deposits>

  2. 2 :  formed by or from deposits of sediment <sedimentary rock>

1830

First Known Use of sedimentary

1830

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SEDIMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners

sedimentary

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

Definition of sedimentary for English Language Learners

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


SEDIMENTARY Defined for Kids

sedimentary

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

Definition of sedimentary for Students

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


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