from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of depositing sediment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The separation of a suspension of solid particles into a concentrated slurry and a supernatant liquid, either to concentrate the solid or to clarify the liquid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The deposition of sediment; the accumulation of earthy sediment to form strata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating


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  • This process, called sedimentation, is dependent on the physical properties of the solid matter and water.

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  • "Runoff often causes sand sedimentation, which is detrimental to crops and the environment, plus the runoff takes away about 40 percent of nutrients applied to soil through organic and mineral sources of fertilizer."

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  • Water treatments such as sedimentation and filtration can significantly reduce the number of pathogens in water.

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  • That is why chlorination should normally be done after the water has undergone other treatment processes such as sedimentation and filtration, to ensure minimum use of chlorine by anything other than bacteria.

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  • The team settled on the approach after two years 'trying to use gravity to assemble components through' sedimentation '.

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  • And over time, the "sedimentation" of those choices can narrow our sense of the possible.

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  • Conventional methods for water treatment such as sedimentation, sand filtration, flocculation and chlorination do not remove microcystins.

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