Definition of siliciclastic in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪˌlɪsɪˈklastɪk/


Relating to or denoting clastic rocks consisting largely of silica or silicates.
Example sentences
  • Successions in the more intact Permian units are depositionally underlain by siliciclastic sedimentary rocks.
  • The massif comprises low-grade, mainly fine-grained, siliciclastic deposits, ranging from the lowermost Cambrian to the upper Silurian in age.
  • Previous studies of coal sequence stratigraphy have concentrated on coals associated with siliciclastic depositional systems.
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