sedimentary

adjective sed·i·men·ta·ry \ ˌse-də-ˈmen-tə-rē , -ˈmen-trē \
Updated on: 5 May 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SEDIMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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

Definition of sedimentary for Students

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


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