Definition of Lithification. Meaning of Lithification. Synonyms of Lithification

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- Lithification (from the Ancient Gr**** word lithos meaning 'rock' and the Latin-derived suffix -ific) is the process in which sediments compact under pressure...
- from initial erosion through sediment transport and settling to the lithification of the sediments. However, the strict geological definition of sedimentation...
- eventually become sandstone and siltstone (sedimentary rocks) through lithification. Sediments are most often transported by water (fluvial processes),...
- and it undergoes diagenesis. This mostly consists of compaction and lithification of the sand. Early stages of diagenesis, described as eogenesis, take...
- be formed from the lithification of these buried smaller fragments (clastic sedimentary rock), the ac****ulation and lithification of material generated...
- surface or the seabed. Sedimentary rocks are formed by diagenesis or lithification of sediments, which in turn are formed by the weathering, transport...
- begin to undergo diagenesis. This mostly consists of compaction and lithification of the clay and silt particles. Early stages of diagenesis, described...
- sediment after its initial deposition. This includes compaction and lithification of the sediments. Early stages of diagenesis, described as eogenesis...
- of sediment and, therefore, the rock types that will be formed after lithification, if the sediment is preserved in the rock record. In most cases, the...
- studying rates of various kinds of weathering, erosion, sedimentation, and lithification. Until the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 and the development of...