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deposition

noun [C/U] (SUBSTANCE)   /ˌdep·əˈzɪʃ·ən, ˌdi·pə-/
earth science the process by which solid materials , such as earth and rock , are added to gradually by the action of wind or water , or the structure resulting from this process
(Definition of deposition noun (SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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