[ UK /sˌɛdɪməntˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌsɛdəmənˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
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How To Use sedimentation In A Sentence

  • The other extreme involves slow weathering of terrestrial carbonates, their dissolution, river-borne transport, and eventual sedimentation in the ocean, and the element's return to land by geotectonic processes. Global material cycles
  • Such long chains of RBC's sediment more readily. This is the mechanism for the sedimentation rate, which increases non-specifically with inflammation and increased "acute phase" serum proteins.
  • Oolitic ironstones only form at low sedimentation rates, where accommodation greatly exceeds supply.
  • The association of the cherts with carbonaceous sandstones and lacustrine shales in the Rhynie Cherts Unit indicates sinter deposition interrupted alluvial floodplain sedimentation of mud and sand.
  • The mechanism allows for great variation and complexity in magma chamber sedimentation.
  • The mussel reef that once thrived in Okahu Bay is being replenished to filter the waters from high sedimentation and metal contamination, and to restore the mauri (life force) of the bay.
  • The degree of flocculation, and hence randomness of particle orientations on sedimentation, generally increases with the concentration and valency of the cations in the solution.
  • Walls of local ashlar to the left and a flush stone dado to the right augment this feeling of sedimentation, of Baldeweg's building being literally of the earth.
  • Surface water containing high turbidity may require sedimentation prior to chemical treatment.
  • The early Permian rifting in the North Atlantic involved siliciclastic sedimentation in extensional basins and widespread extrusive and intrusive magmatic activity.
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