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  • n. The deposition of material originally deposited elsewhere and subsequently moved.

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  • n. deposition from one deposit to another


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  • I wonder if the evaporation of rock on the sun side of Corot-7b, and the subsequent redeposition of that rock as "hail" or something similar around the twilight region of the planet might eventually redistribute enough mass to destabilize the tidal lock and cause the planet to flip 90 degrees.

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  • Within a few years of the eruption, much of the ash was eroded from slopes of 50 percent or steeper, with redeposition nearly always local and immediate.

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  • ACOSTA (voice-over): Those are high hopes, but the city that's all about second chances just may have found a way to put itself most troubled kids on the road to redeposition.

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  • Just like dirt, lint is held in suspension in the water by chemicals in detergents that prevent soil redeposition.


  • The mass has been consolidated by the infiltration of coral mud, and hardened by partial solution and redeposition, until a great rampart of coral rock one hundred or one hundred and fifty feet high on its seaward face has been formed all round the island, with only such gaps as result from the outflow of rivers, in the place of sally-ports.

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  • Failure to recognize the true nature of the concentration of these ores has sometimes led to their erroneous classification as ores derived from the leaching and redeposition of iron from the surrounding rocks.

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  • Secondary enrichment of tin deposits by redeposition of tin minerals is negligible.

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  • It is thought that the solution and redeposition of the iron by organic acids from plant roots may be at least a contributing cause in the formation of this pisolitic texture.

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  • A limited amount of solution and redeposition of the barite takes place, however, resulting in its segregation into nodules in the residual clays.

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  • More of the material is commonly rearranged by solution and redeposition, so that limestone may be converted into crystalline marble, granular sandstones into firm masses, known as quartzites, and clays into the harder form of slate.

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