sedimentology [sed΄ə mən täl′ə jē]
the branch of geology that deals with sediment and sedimentary rocks

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  • Sedimentology — encompasses the study of modern sediments such as sand [ Raymond Siever, Sand, Scientific American Library, New York (1988), ISBN 0 7167 5021 X.] , mud (silt), [ P.E. Potter, J.B. Maynard, and P.J. Depetris, Mud and Mudstones: Introduction and… …   Wikipedia

  • sedimentology — noun Date: 1932 a branch of science that deals with sedimentary rocks and their inclusions • sedimentologic or sedimentological adjective • sedimentologically adverb • sedimentologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sedimentology — sedimentologic /sed euh men tl oj ik/, sedimentological, adj. sedimentologist, n. /sed euh meuhn tol euh jee/, n. Geol. the study of sedimentary rocks. [1935 40; SEDIMENT + o + LOGY] * * * Scientific discipline concerned with the physical and… …   Universalium

  • sedimentology — noun The study of natural sediments and of the processes by which they are formed …   Wiktionary

  • sedimentology — study of sediment Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sedimentology — sed·i·men·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • sedimentology — sed•i•men•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌsɛd ə mənˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. gel the study of sedimentary rocks • Etymology: 1935–40 sed i•men to•log′ic ˌmɛn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk sed i•men to•log′i•cal,adj. sed i•men•tol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sedimentology — jē noun ( es) Etymology: sediment (I) + o + logy : the description, classification, and interpretation of sediments …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maturity (sedimentology) — In sedimentology, maturity describes the composition of grains in sandstones occurring from various amounts of sediment transportation. It occurs when the grains in a sediment become well sorted and well rounded due to weathering of the grains.… …   Wikipedia

  • Imbrication (sedimentology) — In sedimentology imbrication refers to a primary depositional fabric consisting of a preferred orientation of clasts such that they overlap one another in a consistent fashion, rather like a run of toppled dominoes. Imbrication is observed in… …   Wikipedia

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