Definition of clastic in English:
Denoting rocks composed of broken pieces of older rocks.
- Mechanical deposition, by water or wind, produces clastic rocks composed of broken fragments, generally of silicate minerals and small pieces of rock: sandstones and conglomerates.
- The Allouez Conglomerate is composed mainly of red-colored clastic rocks with lesser amounts of sandstone and siltstone.
- In contrast, the Cambrian clastic rocks are characterized by a paucity of these zircons, suggesting a significant difference between Neoproterozoic and Cambrian drainage systems.
Definition of clastic in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan