Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.
Geology formed by the accumulation and cementation of mineral grains transported by wind, water, or ice to the site of deposition or chemically precipitated at the depositional site.
Rocks formed from pressure on material deposited by water, wind or ice.
a rock which originated as a sediment and has not undergone metamorphism, such as a mudstone, sandstone or chalk.
Sedimentary is one of three types of rock. Sedimentary rock forms from mineral fragments deposited by wind, water, or glaciers.
A rock composed of sediments, or ores formed during a process of sedimentation.
Rocks formed of sediments laid down in successive strata or layers. The materials of which they are formed are derived from pre-existing rocks or the skeletal remains of sea creatures.
(sedimentary) A rock resulting from the consolidation of loose sediment that has accumulated in layers, a clastic rock (such as conglomerate, breccia, or tillite) consisting of mechanically formed fragments of older rock transported from its source and deposited in water or from air or ice, or a chemical rock (such as rock salt or gypsum) formed by precipitation from evaporating sea water, or an organic rock (such as certain limestones) consisting of the remains or secretions of plants and animals. Sedimentary rocks are one of the three main classes of rocks, the others being igneous and metamorphic.
A type of rock formed when rock or mineral fragments are compressed into solid layers.
rock type formed from fragments of other rocks
rock formed from the lithification of any type of sediment, precipitation from solution, or consolidation of the remains of plants or animals.
rock resulting from the consolidation of loose sediment that has accumulated in layers, or formed by the precipitation from solution ( e.g. sandstone, shale, limestone).
Rock formed by precipitation from water or from depositions of gravel, sand, silt and clay.
Rocks formed from material derived from pre-existing rocks through compaction, cementation and hardening of sediments.
Rocks composed of sediments. For example, claystone, sandstone, conglomerate.
rocks formed by erosion, transport and deposition.
resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment; "sedimentary deposits"
Related to, or formed by, the transport and deposition of materials. Sandstone, which forms when small quartz particles form a cohesive rock, and limestone, which forms when the remains of aquatic organisms settle to the bottom and harden together, are examples of sedimentary rocks.
Rocks that are formed from sediments like sand or silt. Usually formed in water and has layers.
rocks from pre-existing rock
Rock that is formed by continuous deposits of sediment, layer upon layer.
crude oil is found in this type of rock.
1) Of, pertaining to, or containing sediment; as, sedimentary deposits. 2) Formed by or from deposits of sediment, esp.: (1) of fragments of other rock transported from their sources and deposited in water, as sandstone and shale; (2) by precipitation from solution, as rock salt and gypsum; (3) from calcareous remains of organisms, as limestone.
Formed by the deposition of solid fragmental or chemical material that originates from weathering of rocks and is transported from a source to a site of deposition.
Rocks formed from material, including debris of organic origin, deposited as sediment by water, wind, or ice and then compressed and cemented together by pressure.
Pertaining to sediment. Solid fragmental material transported and deposited by wind, water or ice, chemically precipitated from solution, or secreted by organisms, and that forms in layers in loose unconsolidated form
These are rocks formed from sediments. Limestone and gritstone are examples of sedimentary rocks in the Peak District. Sediment can be made up of organic material (plant and animal matter) and/or silt, sand, mud etc. Silt, sand and mud themselves are formed by the wearing away of other rocks, for example by wind or water.
rocks formed by the accumulation and consolidation of mineral and organic fragments that have been eroded and deposited by the action of water, wind or ice; from Latin sedimentum 'settling', from sedere 'to sit'.
Relating to rocks composed of sediment, or structures within such rocks.
Go to Minerals and Gems Rock that is formed by continuous deposits of matter by some natural process
Formed from materials that settle to the bottom of a liquid.
One of the three basic categories into which rocks can be classified, of which the other two are igneous and metamorphic. Sedimentary rocks result from the consolidation of loose sediment that has accumulated in layers; they are formed by the compaction and cementation of sediment or by the precipitation of dissolved minerals from salt or fresh water. Most sediments were deposited from water, but they may be deposited by wind, glaciers, or other agents.
formed of sediment (of sand grains, for example)
Sedimentary rocks are formed from pre-existing rocks or pieces of once-living organisms. They form from deposits that accumulate on the Earth's surface. Sedimentary rocks often have distinctive layering or bedding.
One of the three main classes of rock (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic). Sedimentary rock is formed from materials deposited as sediments, such as sand, silt and marine organisms. Sandstone and Limestone are the sedimentary rocks most often used in construction. Example: Sunrise Sandstone
(a) Pertaining to or containing sediment. (b) Formed by the deposition of sediment, or pertaining to the process of sedimentation. (c) A sedimentary rock.
formed from particles that were transported by water or wind and deposited in layers
rocks formed generally in one of three ways: by accumulation and solidification of eroded rock fragments i.e. sandstone; by precipitation from a saturated water solution, i.e. rock salt; or by the secretion of organisms, i.e. coral limestone.
Rock formed when sediment is compacted.
rocks formed by the deposition of sediments. For example sandstone, limestone and shale.
Formed by accumulation of sediment in water, from air, or by precipitation. Sedimentary rocks are typically horizontally layered or stratified.
a rock that is formed by the deposition of sediments, fragment size is not implied nor is composition; examples, limestone, sandstone, siltstone, conglomerate
A rock formed through the accumulation of sediment. The sediment may be weathered materials from other sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rocks transported by wind or water and deposited on land, by rivers or in the sea. One sedimentary rock, limestone may be formed by the accumulation of shells or shell debris, or rarely by direct chemical precipitation from the sea-water. The sediment may be cemented to varying degrees.
(sed-i-men´-ta-ry) A layered rock resulting from consolidation of sediment, (solid material settled from a state of suspension in a liquid; fragmental material transported and deposited by wind, water, or ice, chemically precipitated from solution, or secreted by organisms that forms layers in loose unconsolidated form, e.g. sand, mud, till) e.g. a clastic rock such as sandstone, a chemical rock such as rock salt, or an organic rock such as coal.
Formed by deposits of sediment (material deposited by water, wind, or glaciers).
rocks formed when igneous rocks are eroded and laid down as sediment under a sea (shale, sandstone).
Rock that has formed from the accumulation of materials on the Earth's surface
A rock or deposit formed by solid fragmental material that originates from weathering of rocks and is transported or deposited by air, water or ice or that accumulates by other natural agents.
Pertaining to or containing sediment; e.g., sedimentary deposit or a sedimentary complex
(adj) Sediment is material deposited by water, wind or glaciers. Sedimentary rock is formed of mineral fragments transported from their source and subsequently consolidated and transformed by chemical action and pressure. Sedimentary rocks includes sandstone, shale (from clay, mud or silt), and limestone (from the accumulation of inorganic shells and skeletons of organisms).
rocks formed from material derived from pre-existing rocks by processes of denudation, together with material of organic origin, relating to rocks formed by the deposition of sediment - BACK
adj. Of or relating to rocks formed by the deposition of sediment. [more
origin created from deposition Limestone, Sandstone
Composed of sediment. One of the three principal rock types, along with igneous* and metamorphic*.
Rocks formed by the process of erosion and deposition.
Formed from the deposition or precipitation of sediments. Sedimentary rocks consist of sediments that have been compacted and cemented together.