sedimentation

noun
sed·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌse-də-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce sedimentation (audio) , -ˌmen- \

Definition of sedimentation

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

Examples of sedimentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Helmer views wild nature through a characteristically Dutch lens of free-flowing rivers, sedimentation, and floods. Christopher Preston, The Atlantic, "Conservationists No Longer Agree on What ‘Wild’ Means," 9 Apr. 2020 Boat anchors, sedimentation, pollution and devastating storms in the area have destroyed the animal’s habitat. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Undersea ‘Hotels’ Deployed to Help Sydney’s Endangered Seahorses," 16 Dec. 2019 Clearcutting forests can cause flooding and sedimentation downstream and decimate wildlife. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Lessons seen in ill-fated water-rail plan," 9 Nov. 2019 Also, there is a potential for both permanent and temporary impacts to wetlands associated with erosion, sedimentation, disturbance of vegetation and other factors, the department found. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester subdivision approved," 17 Sep. 2019 Also, there is a potential for both permanent and temporary impacts to wetlands associated with erosion, sedimentation, disturbance of vegetation and other factors, the department found. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester subdivision approved," 17 Sep. 2019 Also, there is a potential for both permanent and temporary impacts to wetlands associated with erosion, sedimentation, disturbance of vegetation and other factors, the department found. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester subdivision approved," 17 Sep. 2019 Also, there is a potential for both permanent and temporary impacts to wetlands associated with erosion, sedimentation, disturbance of vegetation and other factors, the department found. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester subdivision approved," 17 Sep. 2019 Also, there is a potential for both permanent and temporary impacts to wetlands associated with erosion, sedimentation, disturbance of vegetation and other factors, the department found. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester subdivision approved," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sedimentation

1848, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2020

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“Sedimentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedimentation. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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sedimentation

noun
How to pronounce sedimentation (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sedimentation

technical : 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

sedimentation

noun
sed·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ ˌsed-ə-(ˌ)men-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce sedimentation (audio) \

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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