Definition of sediment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sediment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsedɪmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsedɪmənt//
     
    [uncountable] Coastlines and the sea
     
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  1. 1the solid material that settles at the bottom of a liquid See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2 (geology) sand, stones, mud, etc. carried by water or wind and left, for example, on the bottom of a lake, river, etc. See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French sédiment or Latin sedimentum ‘settling’, from sedere ‘sit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sediment