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turbidite

Syllabification: tur·bi·dite
Pronunciation: /ˈtərbəˌdīt
 
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Definition of turbidite in English:

noun

Geology
A sediment or rock deposited by a turbidity current.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

turbiditic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌtərbiˈditik/
adjective
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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