- material that was suspended in water and that settles at the bottom of a body of water. Source: Anthromorphemics
- Particles carried by water or air that are deposited in other areas or elevation are called sediment. Usually associated with water flow, sediment will accumulate at the mouth of a river or stream as it empties into a larger, slower moving body of water. Sediment deposition is also effected by particle size. [Geological Magazine; v131; p568-70; 1994.] [Ecology; v74; p919-34; 1993.] Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
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