Definition of "sedimentary" [sed•i•men•ta•ry]

  • (adjective) Of, containing, resembling, or derived from sediment.
  • (adjective) Geology Of or relating to rocks formed by the deposition of sediment.

Use "sedimentary" in a sentence

  • "The column is deposited only in sedimentary environments, where conditions favor the accumulation of sediments."
  • "Fossils preserved in sedimentary rocks will display that era's primary forms, reflective of that era's ecology and life's adaptations to best exploit it."
  • "But today oil companies are capable of drilling only as deep as six miles, and this in sedimentary rock; in igneous and metamorphic rock, drill bits have so far penetrated only two miles."

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