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1. n. [Geology]

The process of creation, transportation and deposition of sediments.

See: aggradationeustasyglauconitegrowth faultMilankovitch cyclesnormal faultsedimentsequence stratigraphy

2. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The process of separation of the components of a cement slurry during which the solids settle. Sedimentation is one of the characterizations used to define slurry stability.