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Webster 1913 Edition


Sediment

Sed′i-ment

,
Noun.
[F.
sédiment
, L.
sedimentum
a settling, fr.
sedere
to sit, to settle. See
Sit
.]
1.
The matter which subsides to the bottom, from water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.
2.
(Geol.)
The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sediment

SED'IMENT

,
Noun.
[L. sedimentum, from sedeo, to settle.] The matter which subsides to the bottom of liquors; settlings; lees; dregs.

Definition 2022


Sediment

Sediment

See also: sediment and sédiment

German

Noun

Sediment n (genitive Sediments or Sedimentes, plural Sedimente)

  1. sediment

Declension

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sediment

sediment

See also: Sediment and sédiment

English

Noun

sediment (plural sediments)

  1. A collection of small particles, particularly dirt, that precipitates from a river or other body of water.
    The Nile delta is composed of sediment that was washed down and deposited at the mouth of the river.

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Verb

sediment (third-person singular simple present sediments, present participle sedimenting, simple past and past participle sedimented)

  1. (transitive) To deposit material as a sediment.
  2. (intransitive) To be deposited as a sediment.

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sedǐment/
  • Hyphenation: se‧di‧ment

Noun

sedìment m (Cyrillic spelling седѝмент)

  1. sediment

Declension