Sedimentary meaning

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Of or relating to rocks formed by the deposition of sediment.
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Relating to rocks formed when sediment is deposited and becomes tightly compacted. Depending on the origin of the sediments they contain, sedimentary rocks are classified as clastic sedimentary rocks, chemical sedimentary rocks, or evaporites. Sandstone and conglomerate, for example, consist of fragments of broken preexisting rocks or minerals and are classified as clastic sedimentary rocks. Limestone forms from the precipitation of calcium carbonate through water and is classified as a chemical sedimentary rock. Gypsum and halite deposits form through the evaporation of mineral-rich water and are classified as evaporites.
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Formed by the deposit of sediment or by evaporation or precipitation, as certain rocks.
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(geology) A form of rock made by the deposition and compression of small particles.
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The definition of sedimentary is something related to particles which are carried along by liquid, sometimes combining and compressing into rock.

Rock that is formed out of dregs of liquid left behind on the surface of land is an example of sedimentary rock.

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Of, having the nature of, or containing sediment.
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Of, containing, resembling, or derived from sediment.
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Origin of sedimentary

  • From Latin sedere, to sit.
    From Wiktionary