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depositional system

1. n. [Geology]

The three-dimensional array of sediments or lithofacies that fills a basin. Depositional systems vary according to the types of sediments available for deposition as well as the depositional processes and environments in which they are deposited. The dominant depositional systems are alluvial, fluvial, deltaic, marine, lacustrine and eolian systems.

See: depositional environmentlithofaciessediment