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sediment

 [sed´ĭ-ment]
a precipitate, especially that formed spontaneously.

sed·i·ment

(sed'i-mĕnt),
1. Insoluble material that tends to sink to the bottom of a liquid, as in hypostasis. Synonym(s): sedimentum
2. To cause or effect the formation of a sediment or deposit, as in centrifugation or ultracentrifugation. Synonym(s): sedimentate
[L. sedimentum, a settling, fr. sedeo, to sit, settle down]

sediment

/sed·i·ment/ (sed´ĭ-ment) a precipitate, especially that formed spontaneously.

sediment

[sed′imənt]
Etymology: L, sedimentum, settling
a deposit of relatively insoluble material that settles to the bottom of a container of liquid.

sed·i·ment

(sed'i-mĕnt)
1. Insoluble material that tends to sink to the bottom of a liquid, as in hypostasis.
2. To cause the formation of a sediment or deposit, as in the case of centrifugation or ultracentrifugation.
Synonym(s): sedimentate.
[L. sedimentum, a settling, fr. sedeo, to sit, settle down]

sediment

insoluble material within a liquid that separates and sinks on standing

sed·i·ment

(sed'i-mĕnt)
1. Insoluble material that tends to sink to the bottom of a liquid, as in hypostasis.
2. To cause the formation of a sediment or deposit.
Synonym(s): sedimentate.
[L. sedimentum, a settling, fr. sedeo, to sit, settle down]

sediment,

n a deposit of relatively insoluble material that settles to the bottom of a container of liquid.

sediment

a deposit, often a precipitate, that develops spontaneously.

sediment activity test
a test of ruminal function based on the speed with which the sediment in a sample of rumen fluid floats to the top, an indication that it has been digested.
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Data for runoff and bedload were available for the first 4 years for an additional plot (Tr A).
The dataset of bedload sediment fluxes (Table 4) is quite limited.
Approximately dated to the Saka period; Soil 2 formed at the top of this unit in a period of landscape stability 4 215-263 alluvial fan bedload deposit date unknown; equivalent to Unit 4 in GS-VII and GS-VIII
Although other factors, such as bedload size and bedload transport, can affect river form (Mangelsdorf et al.
Photo: (1--color) A tractor pulls a bedload of visitorsaround Tierra Rejada Ranch in Moorpark, past a field scattered with pumpkins for the picking.
The two-bin machine described here holds one level bedload from a half-ton pickup truck in each compartment.
As the river flows, this bottom sediment, called bedload, scrapes over the rocks like sandpaper over wood, slowly eroding (wearing away) the riverbed to carve the canyon.
Measurement of bedload transport in a coastal sea using repeat swath bathymetry surveys: assessing bedload formulae using sand dune migration
Estimation of Bedload to Suspend Load ratio in Central Alborz River (Jajrod and Taleghan River), M.
Hence bedload transport may have resulted from the biologically induced adhesion of juvenile clams to sediment grains and/or their burrowing behavior.
Water approach conditions immediately upstream of each weir were modified to: (i) allow bedload to be deposited well before the weir crest ensuring the weir rating remained stable; (ii) allow bedload to be quantified; (iii) reduce backwater effects of the weirs in the channels; and (iv) to provide some protection against overtopping of the weirs in extreme events.