sedimentation

noun sed·i·men·ta·tion \ ˌse-də-mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \

Definition of sedimentation

: the action or process of forming or depositing sediment : settling

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First Known Use of sedimentation

1848


SEDIMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

sedimentation

noun

Definition of sedimentation for English Language Learners

  • : the natural process in which material (such as stones and sand) is carried to the bottom of a body of water and forms a solid layer


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sedimentation

noun sed·i·men·ta·tion \ ˌsed-ə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of sedimentation

1 : the action or process of depositing sediment
2 : the depositing especially by mechanical means of matter suspended in a liquid

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