from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sediment.
- adj. Deposited from sediment
- adj. Having much sediment
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having settled into a sediment; having formed a sediment.
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Cruikshank  shows how these stories are "sedimented" on land just like geological processes.
I didn't know that "sedimented" is one of its root meanings, but I do see "sedimented" in a lot of translations from the French, though with a slightly different meaning, I think: something like "A historical condition or state taken to be a timeless universal".
Soils are naturally diverse because the region lies over several geological substrates, ranging from the soft sedimented lowland basin to the hard crystalline basement of the Brazilian Shield.
But the sheer coverage here is leading us all to come to the conclusion that it has to be sedimented oil from the oil spill because it's all over the place.
In them are slow snowy death and swift hieroglyphs and the slender writing of toes in sedimented salt.
Appearance: white, creamy head; tawny and bronze body; sedimented yeast throughout, served at slightly above refrigerator temperatures
It's like an album of sedimented memories which make u smile n cry when u look back at them some years down the line.
This means that the material of literature carries with it the sedimented historical experiences of the lifeworlds it speaks about.
To use a linguistic metaphor, the tired, instituted language of everyday communication (˜spoken™ or sedimented language) is rejuvenated by a ˜speaking™ language, a true expression that imposes itself on the audience (be it the reader or the spectator).
In language, on the other hand, meanings acquired from the past are sedimented in current meanings and allow for the dialectic of spoken and speaking speech discussed earlier (Merleau-Ponty 1964b, 97-113).