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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The soils are developed on freshwater alluvium.
▪ The soils are developed on marine or estuarine alluvium found between the normal high-water mark and the limit of highest spring tides.
▪ Using open cut excavation where possible, Nuttall has moved about 26,000 cu m of alluvium and gravel.
▪ Usually floodplains are not veneers of alluvium explicable by lateral channel movements, but considerable thicknesses smoothing over more complex relief.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Alluvium \Al*lu"vi*um\, n.; pl. E. Alluviums, L. Alluvia. [L., neut. of alluvius. See Alluvious.] (Geol.) Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or seas.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"matter deposited by flowing water," 1660s, from Medieval Latin alluvium, neuter of alluvius "washed against," from Latin alluere "wash against," from ad- "to, against" (see ad-) + -luere, comb. form of lavere "to wash" (see lave).


n. soil, clay, silt or gravel deposited by flowing water, as it slows, in a river bed, delta, estuary or flood plain

  1. n. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down [syn: alluvial sediment, alluvial deposit, alluvion]

  2. [also: alluvia (pl)]


Alluvium (from the Latin, alluvius, from alluere, "to wash against") is loose, unconsolidated (not cemented together into a solid rock) soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non- marine setting. Alluvium is typically made up of a variety of materials, including fine particles of silt and clay and larger particles of sand and gravel. When this loose alluvial material is deposited or cemented into a lithological unit, or lithified, it is called an alluvial deposit.

Alluvium (peercasting)

Alluvium is open source peercasting software developed by the Foundation for Decentralization Research, first released in 2003. It comprises three components, Core, Media Player, and Server. Alluvium allows video and audio programming to be broadcast over the Internet using swarming technology. It is powered by Onion Networks' Swarmcast, and is notable for its incorporation of server-side time-based playlists, and client software which examines those playlists and begins streaming content from the server(and available peers) per that schedule, simplifying the creation of continuous-broadcast video and audio.

Usage examples of "alluvium".

Sumerians flourished on the flat, fertile land made rich from the alluvium of the two rivers.

Already the wheels of the wagon were making deep ruts on the wide plains, covered with blackish alluvium, as it passed on between tufts of luxuriant grass and fresh fields of gastrolobium.

That the actual capacity of a channel through alluvium depends upon its service during floods has been often shown, but this capacity does not include anomalous, but recurrent, floods.

The area covered by the dot became a small delta of alluvium from one of the canyons with a few trees scattered across it.

Pierrelatte, that enormous block of stone which overhangs the place where they dwell, a reef which rises from the surface of the ancient sea of alluvium, compared with these blocks of uprooted granite which lie upon the hillsides here?

They marched then through a series of vividly colored rocky gorges, in the floors of which ran torn white rivers, and farmers tilled the rich alluvium through the short growing season.

I have shared my vision in the Alluvium, and you should know it has placed you in some peril.

It was found buried in alluvium and was discovered during the mining operations at Green.

On maps his father had showed him how the great curve of the Chandeleurs was the result of the deposit of all that alluvium, the scrapings of a continent, and how the great bays, Mobile, Biloxi and St.

Traveling at night to avoid the daytime temperatures reaching 135 degrees, they passed through the gap between the chott and the sea across the alluvium and sand dunes to Kebili.

Produced by Dagny, and John Bickers The Exiles By Honore de Balzac Translated by Clara Bell and James Waring ALMAE SORORI In the year 1308 few houses were yet standing on the Island formed by the alluvium and sand deposited by the Seine above the Cite, behind the Church of Notre-Dame.

A little higher up there are small areas of alluvium, or bottom land, in recesses and coves in the walls and generally only a foot or two above the stream bed.

The site is a low hill or end of a slope, the top of which is perhaps 25 feet above the stream bed, but separated from it by a belt of recent alluvium carpeted with grass.

The hill itself was formed of talus, covered with alluvium, all but a small portion of which was subsequently cut away, leaving an almost vertical face 15 or 18 feet high.

It was a broad-spread, rich alluvium superimposed upon earlier strata of immigration, out of which was to spring the sturdy growth of American Presbyterianism, as well as of other Christian organizations.