Definition of sedimentary in English:



  • 1Relating to sediment.

    • ‘This habitat is dominated by fine sedimentary material, brought into the estuary by the tidal flow, which forms the mud flats.’
    • ‘Rifts typically also exhibit characteristic seismic and volcanic features, and contain thick sedimentary deposits.’
    1. 1.1Geology (of rock) that has formed from sediment deposited by water or air.
      • ‘The present juxtaposition of the two sedimentary basins may have resulted from two separate events.’
      • ‘Seasonal temperature cycles resulted in the rhythmic deposition of sedimentary layers of varying density.’
      • ‘Above these sedimentary rocks is a sequence of interbedded alluvial floodplain deposits and palaeosols.’
      • ‘Why do we find petrified trees spanning supposedly millions of years of sedimentary strata?’
      • ‘However, the fossil graveyard is a sedimentary basin where fossils would be concentrated.’