[sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n]
the deposition or accumulation of sediment.
Related formsself-sed·i·men·ta·tion, noun
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Sedimentation from this point of view is a convection of energy.
The sedimentation process, moreover, raises river channels above the level of the nearby terrain.
Sedimentation is still going on at river mouths and along the coasts, where deltas are being built and mangrove thickets flourish.
Varying winds may348 drive currents this way and that, causing alternations in sedimentation.
Where oceanic currents are annually reversed by monsoons, sedimentation may be regularly varied, or interrupted, once a year.
British Dictionary definitions for sedimentation
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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sedimentation in Medicine
The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.
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