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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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The Nagri Formation was most probably deposited by sandy bedload rivers, which dominantly carry sand, but gravel may be present dispersed in sand.
Two types of sediment traps were used for pilot studies to directly measure resuspended and bedload sediment fluxes.
As expected from the measurement of bedload transport rates (see Figure 2) the stability test ST-3 which applied to the bed formed by antecedent flow AF-3 indicated lower critical shear stresses for all grain sizes than that of stability test ST-6 which applied to the bed formed by antecedent flow AF-6.
Our previous studies have emphasized the importance of wind-waves in enabling juvenile bivalves to be moved with the sediment bedload (Commito et al.
This shape prevents ascension of the near-bed flow, and as a consequence reduces the quantities of bedload particles encountering the siphons.
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
The required works will include channel excavation, bedload and large woody debris removal, bank resloping, rock placement, ditch construction, debris deflector installation, and revegetation.
Bedload transport of sand along the estuary is generally controlled by the local dominance of ebb or flood currents (Dronkers, 1986).