pro-gradation

progradation

[proh-grey-dey-shuhn]
noun Geology.
seaward growth of a beach, delta, fan, etc., by progressive deposition of sediment by rivers or shoreline processes.

Origin:
1905–10; prograde (pro-1 + (retro)grade) + -ation

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