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[sed-uh-muh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɛd ə mənˈteɪ ʃən/
the deposition or accumulation of sediment.
the process of formation of sedimentary rocks
the deposition or production of sediment
(chem, biochem) the process by which large molecules or macroscopic particles are concentrated in a centrifugal field in a centrifuge or ultracentrifuge

sedimentation sed·i·men·ta·tion (sěd’ə-mən-tā’shən, -měn-)
The act or process of depositing or forming a sediment.


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