Meaning of SEDIMENTARY ROCK in English



: rock formed of mechanical, chemical, or organic sediment: as

a. : clastic rock (as conglomerate, sandstone, or shale) formed of fragments of other rock transported from its source and deposited in water

b. : rock (as rock salt or gypsum) formed by precipitation from solution

c. : rock (as limestone) formed from secretions of organisms

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