sedimentology

noun

sed·​i·​men·​tol·​o·​gy ˌse-də-mən-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce sedimentology (audio)
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: a branch of science that deals with sedimentary rocks and their inclusions
sedimentologic adjective
sedimentologically adverb
sedimentologist noun

Examples of sedimentology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lead study author Charles Bristow, a professor emeritus of sedimentology at Birkbeck College in the University of London, mapped the dune with a team of geology students. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 4 Mar. 2024 Carys Bennett, a geologist at the University of Leicester who specializes in sedimentology and microfossils, says Romer’s Gap is becoming a misnomer as more species remains are discovered. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sedimentology was in 1932

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“Sedimentology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedimentology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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