Meaning of turbidite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtəːbɪdʌɪt/


  • A sediment or rock deposited by a turbidity current.

    as modifier ‘modern deep-sea turbidite muds’
    • ‘a series of turbidites’
    • ‘The Xigaze terrane incorporates a 5000-8000 m thick succession of volcaniclastic turbidites.’
    • ‘Most coarse-grained clastic sediment that is deposited in turbidite basins is either derived from alluvial basins or shallow marine shelves.’
    • ‘In addition, intercalated terrigenous turbidites exhibit considerable lateral variation in bed thickness.’
    • ‘Thicker tuff layers are turbidites containing volcanogenic material redeposited from the inner trench slope.’
    • ‘Thick shale packages, approaching 30 m thick, occur interbedded with the turbidite sandstones.’


1950s from turbidity (see turbid) + -ite.