sedimentary

[ US /ˌsɛdəˈmɛntɝi/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛdɪmˈɛntəɹi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. produced by the action of water
  2. resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    sedimentary deposits
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How To Use sedimentary In A Sentence

  • It shows fractured blocks of ancient sedimentary rock separated by recent sand dunes.
  • The fact that these rocks were not supplying detritus to the sedimentary basin is consistent with the geological observation that they always appear covered by the younger deposits, with little or no discontinuity until the Devonian.
  • The oil is trapped in minuscule cells of porous subsurface rocks in so-called sedimentary basins. What Lies Below?
  • The northern margin of the melange is marked by a thrust contact with both the Carboniferous sedimentary rocks and extrusive volcanic sequence.
  • The mountainous Mid-Coastal Sedimentary ecoregion lies outside of the coastal fog zone and is typically underlain by massive beds of sandstone and siltstone in contrast to the volcanics of Ecoregion 1d. Ecoregions of Oregon (EPA)
  • I picked up an interesting sedimentary rock that was the exact shape of a rhombus.
  • The Sedimentary Subalpine Zone ecoregion is found southeast of Yellowstone National Park, in the overthrust belt, and in the northwest corner of the Bighorn Mountains in areas underlain by faulted and folded Mesozoic and Paleozoic sedimentary rocks (limestone, dolomite, shale, and sandstone). Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)
  • During the middle to late Tertiary Period, dikes, sills, and small irregular bodies of mafic to silicic igneous material were intruded into the bedded sedimentary and volcanic rocks.
  • The rocks are argillaceous, sericitic and chloritic, metamorphosed slates and schists, sedimentary pre Jura-trias slates, and ancient devitrified volcanic rocks. North Carolina and its Resources.
  • More specifically, there are Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Eocene, and Miocene marine and Oligocene and Plio-Pleistocene nonmarine sedimentary rocks. Santa Monica Mountains (Bailey)
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