The separation of a suspension of solid particles into a concentrated slurry and a supernatant liquid, either to concentrate the solid or to clarify the liquid.
(geology) The formation of ravines.
The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.
(geology) An irregular junction which marks a break in sedimentation.
the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
the process of settling or being deposited as a sediment
‘the natural sedimentation of the estuary’; ‘sedimentation occurs when the droplets sink to the bottom’;
Sedimentation is the tendency for particles in suspension to settle out of the fluid in which they are entrained and come to rest against a barrier. This is due to their motion through the fluid in response to the forces acting on them: these forces can be due to gravity, centrifugal acceleration, or electromagnetism.