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Definition of Deposition (sediment)

Deposition (sediment) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Deposition is the geological process in which sediments, soil and rocks are added to a landform or land mass. Wind, ice, and water, as well as sediment flowing via gravity, transport previously eroded sediment, which, at the loss of enough kinetic energy in the fluid, is deposited, building up layers of sediment.

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