Definition of sedimentary in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛdɪˈmɛntri/


1Relating to sediment.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with sedimentary

alimentary, complementary, complimentary, documentary, elementary, parliamentary, rudimentary, supplementary, testamentary

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