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Alluvial Sediment

Definition of the noun alluvial sediment

What does alluvial sediment mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of alluvial sediment: alluvial deposit / alluvion / alluvium
    • more generic words: deposit / sediment = matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    • more specific words:
      • delta = a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
      • placer = an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
    • substance: alluvial soil = a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

In this way, caves are very similar to terraces; they both indicate past river levels and contain alluvial sediment.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

Alluvial sediment originates ultimately from the breakdown (weathering) of pre- existing rocks on land. This sediment is then transported downslope by mass wasting, overland water flow, river flow and floodplain flow, and deposited in areas of ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE NEW EDITION VOL. IV (1892)

by ROBERT CHAMBERS

Egypt is literally, what Herodoto- termed it, ' the gift of the Nile,' iiuron lou potamou ; for it extends only so far as the annual inundation of the river spreads its layer of alluvial sediment, brought down from the washing of the Abyssinian mountains ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1889)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Egypt is literally, what Herodotus termed it, ' the gift of the Nile,' diron tou potamou ; for it extends only so far as the annual inundation of the river spreads its layer of alluvial sediment, brought down from the washing of the Abyssinian ...

Google previewAmerican Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1896)

Geol : The alluvial sediment deposited by rivers, and which is used for the purpose described under II. 1. “The sediment called warp, which subsides from the muddy water of the Humber and other rivers.”—Lieu: Princ. of Geology, ch. xix . 3.

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