Definition of sedimentary in English:


Line breaks: sedi|ment|ary
Pronunciation: /sɛdɪˈmɛntri


  • 1Relating to sediment.
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    • This habitat is dominated by fine sedimentary material, brought into the estuary by the tidal flow, which forms the mud flats.
    • Rifts typically also exhibit characteristic seismic and volcanic features, and contain thick sedimentary deposits.
  • 1.1 Geology (Of rock) that has formed from sediment deposited by water or air.
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    • Above these sedimentary rocks is a sequence of interbedded alluvial floodplain deposits and palaeosols.
    • However, the fossil graveyard is a sedimentary basin where fossils would be concentrated.
    • The present juxtaposition of the two sedimentary basins may have resulted from two separate events.

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