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1. adj. [Geology]

Pertaining to an environment of deposition by a river or running water. Fluvial deposits tend to be well sorted, especially in comparison with alluvial deposits, because of the relatively steady transport provided by rivers.

See: alluvialdepositional environmentdepositional system

Schematic diagram of depositional environments
Schematic diagram of depositional environments.