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sedimentary : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sedimentary

gypcrete

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cyclopsam

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argillite

  • noun a sedimentary rock differing from shale in being bound by silica and from slate in having no slate cleavages

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salt_lick

  • noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    lick.

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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lithogenesis

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cyclostratigraphy

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rhythmite

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geological

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geologic.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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vulcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    volcanology.

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paleocollapse

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varve

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seatearth

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coffee

  • noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
    java.
    • he ordered a cup of coffee
  • noun any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
    coffee tree.

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spreite

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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slate

  • noun (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slating.

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morphological

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphologic.
  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    geomorphologic; geomorphological; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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chemostratigraphy

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pelite

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mudstone

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stratigraphy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata

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basement

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    cellar.
  • noun the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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palaeogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    paleogeology.

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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geological_formation

  • noun (geology) the geological features of the earth
    formation.

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lithiophorite

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aqueous

  • adjective similar to or containing or dissolved in water
    • aqueous solutions
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    sedimentary.

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sedimentary

  • adjective resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    • sedimentary deposits
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    aqueous.

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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geodesical

  • adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy
    geodetic; geodesic.

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token

  • noun an individual instance of a type of symbol
    item.
    • the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'
  • noun something serving as a sign of something else

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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subsiding

  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsidence.
  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen; subside.
    • The pain subsided

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sediment

  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    deposit.
  • verb deposit as a sediment

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diamictite

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zechstein

(Geol.) The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.

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nonconformity

  • noun lack of harmony or correspondence
  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformance; nonconformism.

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tempestite

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subsidence

  • noun an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    remittal; remission.
    • his cancer is in remission
  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsiding.

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hutton

  • noun English cricketer (1916-1990)
    Sir Leonard Hutton.
  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    James Hutton.

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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ripple

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    riffle; wavelet; rippling.
  • noun (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

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claystone

  • noun fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles

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coprogenous

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hypsography

  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsometry.

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matrix

  • noun (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules
  • noun (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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granitize

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calcrete

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redbed

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gritstone

  • noun a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
    gritrock; grit.

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commemorative

  • noun an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person
  • adjective intended as a commemoration
    commemorating.
    • a commemorative plaque

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cone-in-cone

(Geol.) Consisting of a series of parallel cones, each made up of many concentric cones closely packed together; -- said of a kind of structure sometimes observed in sedimentary rocks.

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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settlings

  • noun sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
    dregs.
  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsidence; subsiding.

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astrochronology

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sole

  • noun the underside of footwear or a golf club
  • noun lean flesh of any of several flatfish
    fillet of sole.

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paragneiss

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sedimentary_rock

  • noun rock formed from consolidated clay sediments

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magnetism

  • noun attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    magnetic attraction; magnetic force.
  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetics.

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synform

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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hypostasis

  • noun the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
    epistasis.
  • noun the accumulation of blood in an organ

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alluvion

  • noun gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    flood; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations

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microbialite

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granulometry

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hydrate

  • noun any compound that contains water of crystallization
  • verb supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
    • the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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settling

  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    subsidence; subsiding.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle; settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Gideon Algernon Mantell.

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telogenesis

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hydrology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

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paleogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    palaeogeology.

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morphologic

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals
    morphological; structural.
    • morphological differences
  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphological.

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disconformity

Want of conformity or correspondence; inconsistency; disagreement.
Those . . . in some disconformity to ourselves. Milton.
Disagreement and disconformity betwixt the speech and the conception of the mind. Hakewill.

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geomorphological

  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    morphological; geomorphologic; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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granitization

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geomorphology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
    morphology.

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bacteriohopanepolyol

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coffee_grounds

  • noun the dregs remaining after brewing coffee

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backstep

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magnetics

  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetism.

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ripple_mark

  • noun one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind

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grounds

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    evidence.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; yard.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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seismological

  • adjective of or concerned with seismology
    seismologic.

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micrite

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metasediment

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mineralogy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

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minette

The smallest of regular sizes of portrait photographs.

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stratification

  • noun the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
  • noun the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
    social stratification.

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geodesic

  • noun (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)
    geodesic line.
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy
    geodetic; geodesical.

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dropstone

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vagabond

  • noun anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
    • pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea
  • noun a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
    floater; vagrant; drifter.

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angular

  • adjective measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    • angular momentum
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angulate.

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james_hutton

  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    Hutton.

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bioclastic

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microconglomerate

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petroleum

  • noun a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
    crude oil; oil; fossil oil; crude; rock oil.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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spelaeologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelunker; speleologist; potholer.

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clathrate

  • adjective satellite having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
    cancellate; cancellated.
  • adjective satellite designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another

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alluvial_sediment

  • noun clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    alluvium; alluvion; alluvial deposit.

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vitrinite

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cinerite

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mining

  • noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    excavation.
  • noun laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    minelaying.

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geophysical_science

  • noun geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    geophysics.

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stratum

  • noun one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    social class; socio-economic class; class.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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gideon_algernon_mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Mantell.

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geophysics

  • noun geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    geophysical science.

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delta

  • noun a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
    • the Mississippi River delta
    • the Nile delta
  • noun an object shaped like an equilateral triangle

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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placer

  • noun an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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contourite

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volcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    vulcanology.

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spelaeology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    speleology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    speleology.

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petroleum_geology

  • noun the branch of economic geology that deals with the occurrence and exploitation of oil and gas fields

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geodetic

  • adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy
    geodesical; geodesic.

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speleologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; potholer.

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subside

  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen.
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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caliche

  • noun crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions
    hardpan.
  • noun nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru

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dregs

  • noun sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
    settlings.
  • noun a small amount of residue
    dreg.

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alluvium

  • noun clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    alluvial sediment; alluvion; alluvial deposit.

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olistostrome

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geomorphologic

  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    morphological; geomorphological; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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lick

  • noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    salt lick.
  • noun touching with the tongue
    lap.
    • the dog's laps were warm and wet

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geophysicist

  • noun a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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inertinite

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oil_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    petroleum geologist.

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imbrication

  • noun covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
    lapping; overlapping.

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cone

  • noun any cone-shaped artifact
  • noun a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
    cone shape; conoid.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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seismologic

  • adjective of or concerned with seismology
    seismological.

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saline

  • noun an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
    saline solution.
  • adjective satellite containing salt
    • a saline substance
    • salty tears

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geologic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geological.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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lees

  • noun the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.

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speleology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    spelaeology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    spelaeology.

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sandstone

  • noun a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

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tripoli

  • noun a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
    rottenstone.
  • noun the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    Tarabulus Al-Gharb; capital of Libya.

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arkose

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geodesy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points

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oncolite

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poikilotopic

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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superposition

  • noun (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another
  • noun (geology) the principle that in a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the lowest stratum is the oldest
    superposition principle; principle of superposition.

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nonsedimentary

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mining_geology

  • noun the branch of economic geology that deals with the applications of geology to mining

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compress

  • noun a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; pack together.
    • compress the data

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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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mudrock

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alluvial_deposit

  • noun clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    alluvial sediment; alluvium; alluvion.

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seismic

  • adjective satellite subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
    seismal.

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pisolite

(Min.) A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; -- called also peastone, peagrit. ✍ Oölite is similar in structure, but the concretions are as small as the roe of a fish.

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arthur_holmes

  • noun English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
    Holmes.

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radiolarite

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evaporite

  • noun the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater

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turbidite

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malpais

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whole

  • noun all of something including all its component elements or parts
    • Europe considered as a whole
    • the whole of American literature
  • noun an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    unit.
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit

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unconformity

Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency. South.

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dolostone

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laminite

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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economic_geology

  • noun the branch of geology that deals with economically valuable geological materials

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antiform

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petroleum_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    oil geologist.

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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