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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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Word Origin and History for selfsedimentation

sedimentation

n.

1845, from sediment + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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selfsedimentation 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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