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ALLUVIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does alluviation mean? 

ALLUVIATION (noun)
  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 


ALLUVIATION (noun)


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Meaning:

The phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

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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