Unconsolidated

Science / Geology / Unconsolidated: A term used when referring to sediment that has not been lithified into a rock. Uncemented.

Unconsolidated Material

Science / Geology / Unconsolidated Material: Nonlithified sediment that has no mineral cement or matrix binding its grains. MORE

Peat

Science / Geology / Peat: An accumulation of unconsolidated plant debris that if buried and preserved could become coal. Special conditions are required to accumulate and preserve plant materials. These conditions are most oft MORE

Till

Science / Geology / Till: An unconsolidated sediment containing all sizes of fragments from clay to boulders deposited by glacial action, usually unbedded. MORE

Sediment

Science / Biology / Sediment: Loose aggregate of solids derived from preexisting rocks, or solids precipitated from solution by inorganic chemical processes or extracted from solution by organisms. MORE

Regolith

Science / Geology / Regolith: A general term used in reference to unconsolidated rock, alluvium or soil material on top of the bedrock. Regolith may be formed in place or transported in from adjacent lands. MORE

Deflation

Business / Accounting / Deflation: A broad, overall drop in the price of goods and services: the opposite of the more common inflation. MORE

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