Sometimes sed·i·men·tal [sed-uh-men-tl] /ˌsɛd əˈmɛn tl/.
Origin of sedimentary
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Examples from the Web for sedimentary
He kept encasing his answers in sedimentary layers of facts and assertions.Aloof, Even in Defeat
November 3, 2010
Traces of it are found in practically all igneous and most sedimentary rocks.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Water is the medium in which most sedimentary rocks are formed.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Sedimentary strata have been formed in slowly sinking areas.Extinct Monsters
H. N. Hutchinson
In speaking of sedimentary rocks, we may be said to be anticipating.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
Most of the islands are made up of volcanic and sedimentary rocks.A Racial Study of the Fijians
Norman E. Gabel
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Word Origin and History for sedimentary
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to rocks formed when sediment is deposited and becomes tightly compacted. Depending on the origin of the sediments they contain, sedimentary rocks are classified as clastic sedimentary rocks, chemical sedimentary rocks, or evaporites. Sandstone and conglomerate, for example, consist of fragments of broken preexisting rocks or minerals and are classified as clastic sedimentary rocks. Limestone forms from the precipitation of calcium carbonate through water and is classified as a chemical sedimentary rock. Gypsum and halite deposits form through the evaporation of mineral-rich water and are classified as evaporites.
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