Definition of lithological in English:

lithological

adjective

  • See lithology

    • ‘In stratigraphic intervals with mixed lithologies it is necessary to separate the data into consistent lithological units, which can then be compared against an appropriate compaction trend.’
    • ‘This is based on lithological variations in lacustrine rocks from eastern China, but there is a large degree of uncertainty with this hypothesis.’
    • ‘We infer that this fluting represents a lithological unit, perhaps a lava flow, within the flanks of the edifice.’
    • ‘This unit, which has previously been described as a sedimentary package, presumably because intense weathering has obscured the primary lithological fabric in key outcrops, is considered to mark the volcanic waning phase.’
    • ‘Two informal lithological units have been distinguished: a lower Terrigenous member and an upper Oolite member.’

Pronunciation

lithological

/lɪθəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/