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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Broken in place; -- said of rocks having a broken or brecciated structure due to crushing, in contrast to those of brecciated materials brought from a distance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, noting a fragmental rock produced by dynamic crushing or granulation, without loss of cohesion: contrasted with sediments the particles of which come from a distance.


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