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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alluviation mean? 

  The noun ALLUVIATION has 1 sense:

1. the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

  Familiarity information: ALLUVIATION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena


alluviation; deposit; sedimentation

Hypernyms ("alluviation" is a kind of...):

geological phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth)

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

load; lode (a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks)

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