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Meaning of “sedimentary” in the English Dictionary

"sedimentary" in British English

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sedimentaryadjective

uk   /ˌsed.ɪˈmen.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚ.i/ specialized
(of ​rock) made from ​sedimentleft by the ​action of ​water, ​ice, or ​wind: sedimentary ​rock
(Definition of sedimentary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sedimentary" in American English

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sedimentaryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌsed·əˈmen·tə·ri, -ˈmen·tri/
earth science describesrock made from ​solidmaterialleft by the ​action of ​water, ​ice, or ​wind
(Definition of sedimentary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sedimentary”
in Chinese (Simplified) (岩石)沉积的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (岩石)沈積的…
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