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sedimentation

[sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɛd ə mənˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the deposition or accumulation of sediment.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; sediment + -ation
Related forms
self-sedimentation, noun
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  • The original modules had weakened to the point where they were folding and falling in the sedimentation basin.
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sedimentation

/ˌsɛdɪmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process of formation of sedimentary rocks
2.
the deposition or production of sediment
3.
(chem, biochem) the process by which large molecules or macroscopic particles are concentrated in a centrifugal field in a centrifuge or ultracentrifuge
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Word Origin and History for sedimentation
n.

1845, from sediment + -ation.

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sedimentation in Medicine

sedimentation sed·i·men·ta·tion (sěd'ə-mən-tā'shən, -měn-)
n.
The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.

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