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sedimentation

[ sed-uh-muhn-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛd ə mənˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
the deposition or accumulation of sediment.
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Origin of sedimentation

First recorded in 1870–75; sediment + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM sedimentation

self-sed·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sedimentation

sedimentation
/ (ˌsɛdɪmɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun
the process of formation of sedimentary rocks
the deposition or production of sediment
chem biochem the process by which large molecules or macroscopic particles are concentrated in a centrifugal field in a centrifuge or ultracentrifuge
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