Pertaining to rock or sediment composed mainly of fragments derived from preexisting rocks or minerals and moved from their place of origin. The term indicates sediment sources that are both within and outside the depositional basin.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • clastic — CLÁSTIC, Ă, clastici, ce, adj. (Despre roci) Format din fragmente de minerale şi de roci provenite în urma proceselor de dezagregare şi de acumulare a materialului unor roci preexistente; detritic. – Din fr. clastique. Trimis de ibogdank,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Clastic — Clas tic, a. [Gr. ? br?, fr. ? to break.] 1. Pertaining to what may be taken apart; as, clastic anatomy (of models). [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Fragmental; made up of brok? fragments; as, sandstone is a clastic rock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clastic — 1875, from Gk. klastos broken in pieces, from klan, klaein to break, from PIE *kla , variant of root *kel to strike …   Etymology dictionary

  • clastic — [klas′tik] adj. [< Gr klastos, broken < klan, to break (< IE * kla , var. of base * kel , to strike > HOLT, Gr klēma, L calamitas, calamity) + IC] 1. designating an anatomical model with removable sections to show internal structure 2 …   English World dictionary

  • clastic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1877 made up of fragments of preexisting rocks < a clastic sediment > • clastic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clastic — /ˈklæstɪk / (say klastik) adjective 1. Biology breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts; causing or undergoing disruption or dissolution: clastic action; the clastic pole of an ovum. 2. relating to an anatomical model… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clastic — adj. Geol. composed of broken pieces of older rocks. Phrases and idioms: clastic rocks conglomerates, sandstones, etc. Etymology: F clastique f. Gk klastos broken in pieces …   Useful english dictionary

  • clastic — /klas tik/, adj. 1. Biol. breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts. 2. pertaining to an anatomical model made up of detachable pieces. 3. Geol. noting or pertaining to rock or rocks composed of fragments or particles… …   Universalium

  • clastic — adjective a) made up from parts that are easily removable b) (of rock) made from fragments of pre existing rocks …   Wiktionary

  • clastic — Breaking up into pieces, or exhibiting a tendency so to break or divide. [G. klastos, broken] * * * clas·tic klas tik adj capable of being taken apart used of anatomical models made of detachable pieces * * * clas·tic (klasґtik) [Gr. klastos… …   Medical dictionary

  • clastic —    Pertaining to a rock or sediment composed principally of broken fragments that are derived from preexisting rocks or minerals and that have been transported some distance from their places of origin [6] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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