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Found Sedimentation 3 times.

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1. Sedimentation
* Gravitational deposit of transported material in flowing or standing water. * Deposition of material suspended in a stream system, whether in suspension (suspended load) or on the bottom (bed load).

2. Sedimentation
* The process where particles suspended in solution settle out of the solution and to the bottom of the container. This can occur by gravity alone, or by centrifugation (high-speed spinning). * A sedimentological (geological) term for the settling of particles suspended in moving water into layers over time in the same location to form sedimentary deposits.

3. Sedimentation dam
A dam which is designed to collect sediment from the water flowing over or through it, thereby filling in a portion of a streambed or gully.