Definition of Sedimentation

1. Noun. The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating.

Exact synonyms: Alluviation, Deposit
Generic synonyms: Geological Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Load, Lode
Derivative terms: Sediment

Definition of Sedimentation

1. n. The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Definition of Sedimentation

1. Noun. The separation of a suspension of solid particles into a concentrated slurry and a supernatant liquid, either to concentrate the solid or to clarify the liquid ¹

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Definition of Sedimentation

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Medical Definition of Sedimentation

1. The act of causing the deposit of sediment, especially by the use of a centrifugal machine. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedimentation

sedimentary cataract
sedimentary clay
sedimentary rock
sedimentary rocks
sedimentation (current term)
sedimentation coefficient
sedimentation constant
sedimentation rate
sedimentation velocity

Literary usage of Sedimentation

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1. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"Newton Ocean City Ocean Grove Pemberton Plainfield Point Pleasant Princeton sedimentation sedimentation sedimentation and *and filtration sedimentation, ..."

2. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"For a sewage-polluted water, sedimentation alone is an inadequate treatment, ... Methods of sedimentation. — There are two methods to be con sidered : (i) ..."

3. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"sedimentation . • sedimentation and contact beds sedimentation and broad irrigation sedimentation sedimentation sedimentation sedimentation sedimentation, ..."

4. Sewerage: The Designing, Construction, and Maintenance of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1916)
"sedimentation and contact beds Screens and land filtration Screens and land filtration Two plants, sedimentation and subsurface irrigation; ..."

5. Sewerage and Sewage Treatment by Harold Eaton Babbitt (1922)
"Screens and sedimentation basins are used to prevent the clogging of sewers, ... By the plain sedimentation of sewage is meant the removal of suspended ..."

6. American Sewerage Practice by Leonard. Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy (1915)
"In addition to what was there said, attention is called to the advantage of sedimentation in connection with the disinfection of sewage to prevent bacterial ..."

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