sedimentary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sedimentary produced by the action of water
    • adj sedimentary resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment "sedimentary deposits"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sedimentary Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sedimentary In geology, formed by deposition of materials previously held in suspension by water: nearly synonymous with aqueous. A rock is massive when it has no structure indicating an aqueous origin; it is sedimentary when its appearance indicates that it is made up of the detritus of other rocks, eroded and carried away by watery currents, to be deposited in another place. All sedimentary rocks are made up of the fragments of the original crust of the earth, of eruptive materials which have come up through this crust from below, or of other sedimentary beds which, having been deposited, have again in their turn been subjected to erosion and redeposition. It is in sedimentary rocks that organic remains are found; in the original crust of the earth, or in volcanic materials, traces of life could not be expected to occur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sedimentary pertaining to, consisting of, or formed by sediment
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. sédimentaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sedimentumsedēre, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

Traces of it are found in practically all igneous and most sedimentary rocks.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
There are few sedimentary rocks which do not contain it.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Sulphur is of two kinds, one of which is of volcanic emanation, the other being closely allied to sedimentary rocks.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
It is an established geological doctrine, that sedimentary strata are liable to be changed, more or less profoundly, by igneous action.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Geologists have measured with some accuracy the maximum thickness of all the known sedimentary rocks.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
For my part, I believe it to be volcanic rather than sedimentary.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
Over these lie thick layers of sedimentary rocks laid down by water.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The ground underfoot was hard, consisting of sedimentary deposits, as Old Sandstone would have said.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
In a large part of this basin the covering of sedimentary deposits is comparatively thin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Throughout the whole of Arabia, so far as is known, the sedimentary beds show no signs of any but the most gentle folding.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The whole range gives evidence of volcanic action, but it consists almost entirely of sedimentary rocks.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The superficial extent of the sedimentary beds in North America is very great, as is indicated on the map referred to above.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
But again: on further examination it is found, that we have not merely one series of sedimentary deposits, thus forming our mountains.
"The Plurality of Worlds" by William Whewell
It is from the sedimentary rocks that the main portion of geological history is derived.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
Limestone and other sedimentary formations predominate.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
From some natural convulsion the waters flowed off, leaving the sedimentary deposits.
"Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880" by Various
Such a body of ore must be in a sedimentary series of rocks.
"The Business of Mining" by Arthur J. Hoskin
It is an established geological doctrine, that sedimentary strata are liable to be changed, more or less completely, by igneous action.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
These are not made of cemented sedimentary grains, but of interlocking crystals which have crystallized from a molten mass.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
Sedimentary deposits of Upper Tertiary age are widely spread, covering about 38% of the surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

They rise up like titans, ancient seabeds thrust into vertical slabs of sedimentary rock, bent and folded into towering peaks capped with icy glaciers.
The issue is most commonly referred to " oil shale ," which has always been a somewhat expensive plan to get fuel from sedimentary deposits.
It's sedimentary , my dear children.
Along the canyon walls of Anza-Borrego's Arroyo Tapiado ("Mudwall Wash"), weathering and erosion acting on friable sedimentary rock have produced a strange kind of topography known by some geologists as pseudokarst.
Sedimentary rock on Mars suggests large, ancient lake beds.
Scientists were gratified, though not surprised, to see sedimentary rocks with rounded pebbles, as in this outcrop named "Link".
Travertine is a sedimentary limestone formed by chemical precipitation of calcium salts in watersheds.
Sedimentary soil is usually better for farming.
A common sedimentary rock with porosity but little matrix permeability.
Sedimentary stacked- stone wall s don't need A dramatic stone wall features stone Mortared- stone retaining walls offer long.
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In science:

Studying their presence in sedimentary environments, Sawlowicz (1993) found pyrite framboids to be hierarchially structured over three size-scales: microframboids, to framboids, to polyframboids.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
In framboids reported in sedimentary rocks more than 11,000 years old [Roberts and Turner (1993)], the central parts of the weakly magnetized framboids were found to have greigite microcrystals.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
This new class of random fields have been introduced in order to model various phenomena such as fracture surfaces (see ) or sedimentary aquifers (see ).
An optimality result about sample path properties of Operator Scaling Gaussian Random Fields
Geological types are Alluvial (AL), Acid Volcanic (AC), Basic Volcanic (BV), Coarse-grained Granite (CG), Sedimentary and Metamorphic (SM) and Tully fine-grained Granite (TG).
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
Concerning the upper crust, the values quoted by different authors using different methods (surface exposure data, sedimentary data and loess correlations with La) are consistent within about 10%.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The sedimentary thickness is based on the recent compilation by (Bassin et al., 2000; Laske et al., 2001).
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The ma jority of the machine is located in the ‘Molasse’ (a local impermeable sedimentary rock), at a typical depth of 370 m.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Petruny (2008), ―Impact spherule-bearing, Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sand body, Shell Creek stratigraphic section, Alabama, USA‖, in The Sedimentary Record of Impacts, Eds. K.R.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
The accompanying erosion scoured off in excess of 5000 feet of the sedimentary rock that covers other parts of the Great Plains, exposing the dome.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
This paper will describe two main varieties of ellipsoidal elastic models and show how well they fit the in situ data for sedimentary rocks; numerical homogenization results for several varieties of fractured rock masses will also be provided.
Ellipsoidal anisotropy in elasticity for rocks and rock masses
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