sedimentary

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From sediment +‎ -ary

Adjective[edit]

sedimentary ‎(not comparable)

  1. (geology, of a rock) Made by the deposition and compression of small particles.

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Noun[edit]

sedimentary ‎(plural sedimentaries)

  1. A rock of this kind.
    • 2015 September 3, “Earliest Pottery on New Guinea Mainland Reveals Austronesian Influences in Highland Environments 3000 Years Ago”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134497:
      The absence of sedimentaries and metasedimentaries in W52 suggest it is not from the Sepik north coast, which is defined by heterogeneous lithic inclusions derived from the Torricelli Mountains.