sedimentation

[ sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɛd ə mənˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

the deposition or accumulation of sediment.

Origin of sedimentation

First recorded in 1870–75; sediment + -ation
Related formsself-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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Word Origin and History for sedimentation

sedimentation


n.

1845, from sediment + -ation.

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Medicine definitions for sedimentation

sedimentation

[ sĕd′ə-mən-tāshən ]

n.

The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.
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