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Wentworth scale

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noun
geology a scale for specifying the sizes (diameters) of sedimentary particles, ranging from clay particles (less than 1/256 mm) to boulders (over 256 mm)
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Word Origin for Wentworth scale

after C. K. Wentworth (1891–1969), US geologist

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