Meaning of sedimentation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛdɪm(ə)nˈteɪʃn/

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mass noun
  • The process of settling or being deposited as a sediment.

    ‘sedimentation occurs when the droplets sink to the bottom’
    • ‘the natural sedimentation of the estuary’
    • ‘The river's environmentally sensitive habitat has been safeguarded against further sedimentation.’
    • ‘The borates on the claims in the canyon originated through sedimentation on an ancient lake bed.’
    • ‘Threats to the three darter species are mounting due to increased sedimentation of the watershed caused by urbanization.’
    • ‘Removing the structures also helps to avoid sedimentation of the stream.’
    • ‘Sedimentation continuing at its current rates, or increasing, undermines the future ecological viability of shrimp farms.’
    • ‘The life of the dam is estimated to be not more than 30 years because of heavy sedimentation.’
    • ‘The period from 1150 BC to AD 150 witnessed active erosion and sedimentation on floodplains and in channels.’
    • ‘A large amount of the progeny phages were separated from the bacterial media by multiple steps of sedimentation and resuspension.’
    • ‘The amount of haemolysis was measured by comparing the absorption of the blood to that of the supernatant after sedimentation of the red cells.’
    • ‘We have simulated the sedimentation of particles with very small diffusion coefficients.’