Definition of Sedimentary

1. Adjective. Resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment. "Sedimentary deposits"

Partainyms: Sediment
Derivative terms: Sediment



2. Adjective. Produced by the action of water.
Exact synonyms: Aqueous
Category relationships: Geology
Antonyms: Igneous

Definition of Sedimentary

1. a. Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.

Definition of Sedimentary

1. Adjective. (geology) A form of rock made by the deposition and compression of small particles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sedimentary

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Sedimentary

1. Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided. Sedimentary rocks. See Aqueous rocks, under Aqueous. Origin: Cf. F. Sedimentaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedimentary

sedge wren
sedged
sedgelike
sedges
sedgier
sedgiest
sedgy
sedile
sedilia
sedilias
sedilium
sediment
sedimentable
sedimental
sedimentary (current term)
sedimentary cataract
sedimentary clay
sedimentary rock
sedimentary rocks
sedimentate
sedimentation
sedimentation coefficient
sedimentation constant
sedimentation rate
sedimentation velocity
sedimentations
sedimentator
sedimented
sedimenting

Literary usage of Sedimentary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"enough to discredit the correctness of the sedimentary theory and to force us ... sedimentary Aspect of the Ore Beds That the general appearance of the ore ..."

2. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are composed were, in the first instance at ..."

3. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are compos were, in the first instance at least, derived from the chemical ..."

4. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are compose were, in the first instance at least, derived from the chemical ..."

5. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1907)
"R XI THE sedimentary ROCKS F materials of which the sedimentary rocks are composed were, in the first instance at lea-it, derived from the chemical decay or ..."

6. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"The sedimentary formations dip outward in all directions from the central ... (Rocks of sedimentary Origin.) The oldest formations exposed within the Black ..."

7. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"THE sedimentary ROCKS OF MOUNT YAMASKA. The igneous rocks of Mount Yamaska ... The line of contact between the igneous core and the sedimentary collar is ..."

8. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Geologic Time indicated by the sedimentary Rocks of North America.—Various geologists have speculated as to the age of the earth, basing their estimates on ..."

9. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1915)
"enough to discredit the correctness of the sedimentary theory and to force us ... sedimentary Aspect of the Ore Beds That the general appearance of the ore ..."

10. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are composed were, in the first instance at ..."

11. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are compos were, in the first instance at least, derived from the chemical ..."

12. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"CHAPTER XI THE sedimentary ROCKS THE materials of which the sedimentary rocks are compose were, in the first instance at least, derived from the chemical ..."

13. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1907)
"R XI THE sedimentary ROCKS F materials of which the sedimentary rocks are composed were, in the first instance at lea-it, derived from the chemical decay or ..."

14. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"The sedimentary formations dip outward in all directions from the central ... (Rocks of sedimentary Origin.) The oldest formations exposed within the Black ..."

15. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"THE sedimentary ROCKS OF MOUNT YAMASKA. The igneous rocks of Mount Yamaska ... The line of contact between the igneous core and the sedimentary collar is ..."

16. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Geologic Time indicated by the sedimentary Rocks of North America.—Various geologists have speculated as to the age of the earth, basing their estimates on ..."

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