sedimentary rock

   Rock formed by the deposit of eroded igneous rock, often in strata or beds. Examples include limestone and sandstone.

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  • sedimentary rock — noun rock formed from consolidated clay sediments • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone • Hyponyms: ↑argillite, ↑arenaceous rock, ↑argillaceous rock, ↑rudaceous rock, ↑slate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sedimentary rock —    A consolidated deposit of clastic particles, chemical precipitates, or organic remains accumulated at or near the surface of the earth under normal low temperature and pressure conditions.    Sedimentary rocks include consolidated equivalents… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • sedimentary rock — noun one of the major groups of rock that makes up the crust of the Earth; formed by the deposition of either the weathered remains of other rocks, the results of biological activity, or precipitation from solution …   Wiktionary

  • sedimentary rock —   any rock formed from sediments under pressure from other overlying sediments …   Geography glossary

  • sedimentary rock — type of stone having a layered structure and created by a buildup of underwater sediment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rock microstructure — includes the texture of a rock and the small scale rock structures. The words texture and microstructure are interchangeable, with the latter preferred in modern geological literature. However, texture is still acceptable because it is a useful… …   Wikipedia

  • sedimentary — (adj.) 1764, from SEDIMENT (Cf. sediment) + ARY (Cf. ary). Sedimentary rock attested by 1830 (in Lyell) …   Etymology dictionary


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