Definition of turbidite in English:


Line breaks: tur¦bid|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːbɪdʌɪt


A sediment or rock deposited by a turbidity current: [as modifier]: modern deep-sea turbidite muds a series of turbidites
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  • The Xigaze terrane incorporates a 5000-8000 m thick succession of volcaniclastic turbidites.
  • Most coarse-grained clastic sediment that is deposited in turbidite basins is either derived from alluvial basins or shallow marine shelves.
  • In addition, intercalated terrigenous turbidites exhibit considerable lateral variation in bed thickness.


1950s: from turbidity (see turbid) + -ite1.



Pronunciation: /-ˈdɪtɪk/
More example sentences
  • It comprises turbiditic elastic rocks with cherts, pillow lavas and greenstones.
  • These beds are commonly channelized and always exhibit erosive bases incised into underlying fine-grained turbiditic sandstones.
  • The breccia is interpreted as a turbiditic debris layer, typical of the outer edge of the slope.

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