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Definition of the noun alluviation

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noun - plural: -

  1. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonyms of alluviation: deposit / sedimentation
    • more generic term: geological phenomenon = a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
    • more specific words: load / lode = a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

Alternative definition of the noun alluviation


  1. The deposition of alluvium (sediment) by a river

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alluviation

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Google previewBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (N.F.), Beaverhead Forest Plan Riparian Amendment, Beaverhead County, Madison County, Silver Bow County, Gallatin County (1997)

Environmental Impact Statement

The alluvial history shows that deposition leading to valley aggredation or alluviation is a slow process, whereas erosion is a rapid process. The valley fill accumulating in the early half of the Holocene took 4,000 to 5,000 years to fill western ...

Google previewEnvironmental Issues in the Mediterranean (2004)

Processes and Perspectives from the Past and Present by John B. Thornes, John Wainwright

Alluviation is a common phenomenon relating to the RomanoLibyan levels in the area covered by the Libyan valleys survey (Barker, 1996). There appears to be a phase of sediment accumulation in the southern Dead Sea Basin associated ...

Google previewUnsaturated Zone Hydrology (1994)

by Gary L. Guymon

Alluviation is a dynamic process that involves successive deposition and erosion depending upon the energy available in streamflows. Because of the rolling action of rock fragments they are often rounded with small fragments providing the ...

Google previewDeforesting the Earth (2010)

From Prehistory to Global Crisis, An Abridgment by Michael Williams

But alluviation is a natural phenomenon and may have happened despite deforestation. In reviewing the paleobotanical, climatic, and archeological evidence for Greece, John Bintliff argues that given its harsh natural environment, one cannot ...

Google previewComputational Hydraulics and Hydrology (2003)

An Illustrated Dictionary by Nicolas G. Adrien

Alluviation is the process of deposit accumulation. Alluvial clay is such a deposit but is distinct from the clayey material originating at the site. An alluvial plain is a level and gently sloping surface formed by alluvial deposits from higher areas.

Google previewLouisiana North-South Expressway (1978)

Environmental Impact Statement

Since alluviation is a serious problem because of burial sites in the lowlands and on the floodplains and terraces of the uplands, every effort will be made to locate subsurface sites. A close watch will be made during the earthmoving phases of ...

Google previewThe Mediterranean in History (2011)

by David Abulafia, Oliver Rackham, Marlene Suano, Geoffrey Rickman

The Horden- Purcell view is quite different: 'alluviation is a great constant of Mediterranean life';. In a word, there are swings and roundabouts. There is no dark history of mankind corrupting a terrestrial paradise by environmental incompetence ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environmental History (2013)

by Ian Whyte

alluviation The deposition of alluvium in river valleys and flood plains. Variations in the rate of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Subsequent humanimpactover varyingspatialand temporal scales has led to increased sediment loads and floodplain sedimentation rates resultinginfloodplain alluviation, especially over recent millennia in a European context(Notebaert and ...

Google previewDictionary of Geography (2013)

by Malcolm Skinner, David Redfern, Geoff Farmer

A ria is deepest at its mouth and becomes progressively more shallow inland; in cross-section it resembles the former valley profile with some alluviation along the bed of the original channel due to the reduced energy along the river following ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

alluviation (a-lü-vi-ā'shon), n. [allurium + -ation.] The process of accumulating rock-debris along the lower reaches of slopes by rainwash and along the more slowly flowin stream-courses by loss of overload. Alluvia fans or cones, alluvial ...

Google previewNolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary (2009)

by Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Hill

(see also: alluviation) of accounting in which income is accounted for when earned (not received) and expenses are accounted for when liability for paying them is incurred (not when they are paid). (Compare: cash method of accounting) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

accumulated over millennia by cutandfill alluviation. During flooding, surface ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

Though little researchhas beenfocused onthe period under consideration, geomorphological processesof Holocene alluviation alongthemain riversystems ( Euphratesand Tigris)may explainthe virtual absence of Upper Palaeolithicsites.

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