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Wentworth scale

noun
1.
(geology) a scale for specifying the sizes (diameters) of sedimentary particles, ranging from clay particles (less than 1/256 mm) to boulders (over 256 mm)
Word Origin
after C. K. Wentworth (1891–1969), US geologist
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