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sedimentary rocks vo

sedimentary rocks vocabulary

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what is the definition of Sedimentary ? a type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals pressed and cemented together.
what is the definition of Erosion? the destructive process in which water and wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock
what is the definition of Deposition? the process by which sediment settles out of the water and wind that is carrying it away
what is the definition of Compaction ? the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight
what is the definition of Cementation ? the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass
what is the definition of Clastic rock? sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure
what is the definition of Chemical rock? sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solution
what is the definition of Organic rock? sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers
Created by: julie22