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ALLUVIAL SEDIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alluvial sediment mean? 

ALLUVIAL SEDIMENT (noun)
  The noun ALLUVIAL SEDIMENT has 1 sense:

1. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down

  Familiarity information: ALLUVIAL SEDIMENT used as a noun is very rare.


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ALLUVIAL SEDIMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

alluvial deposit; alluvial sediment; alluvium; alluvion

Hypernyms ("alluvial sediment" is a kind of...):

deposit; sediment (matter that has been deposited by some natural process)

Meronyms (substance of "alluvial sediment"):

alluvial soil (a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alluvial sediment"):

placer (an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral)


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