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[sed-uh-muh n-tol-uh-jee]
noun Geology.
  1. the study of sedimentary rocks.
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Origin of sedimentology

1935–40; sediment + -o- + -logy
Related formssed·i·men·to·log·ic [sed-uh-men-tl-oj-ik] /ˌsɛd əˌmɛn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, sed·i·men·to·log·i·cal, adjectivesed·i·men·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sedimentology


  1. the branch of geology concerned with sedimentary rocks and deposits
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Derived Formssedimentologist, noun
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sedimentology in Science


  1. The science that deals with the description, classification, and origin of sedimentary rock.
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