sedimentation

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

Definition of sedimentation

  1. :  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

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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

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

Medical Definition of sedimentation

  1. 1:  the action or process of depositing sediment

  2. 2:  the depositing especially by mechanical means of matter suspended in a liquid


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