Pertaining to material or processes associated with transportation and/or deposition by mass movement (direct gravitational action) and local, unconcentrated runoff (overland flow) on side slopes and/or at the base of slopes.
   Compare: alluvial, fluvial.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • colluvial — adjective see colluvium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colluvial — See colluvium. * * * …   Universalium

  • colluvial — adjective Of or pertaining to colluvium …   Wiktionary

  • colluvial — col·lu·vi·al …   English syllables

  • colluvial — kəˈlüvēəl adjective Etymology: colluvies + al : indicating, relating to, or marked by colluvium …   Useful english dictionary

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  • colluvium — colluvial, adj. /keuh looh vee euhm/, n., pl. colluvia / vee euh/, colluviums. Geol. loose earth material that has accumulated at the base of a hill, through the action of gravity, as piles of talus, avalanche debris, and sheets of detritus moved …   Universalium

  • Breccia — (pronEng|ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃiə, it. breach) is a rock composed of angular fragments of several minerals or rocks in a matrix, that is a cementing material, that may be similar or different in composition to the fragments. A breccia may have a variety …   Wikipedia

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  • Colluvium — is the name for loose bodies of sediment that have been deposited or built up at the bottom of a low grade slope or against a barrier on that slope, transported by gravity. The deposits that collect at the foot of a steep slope or cliff are also… …   Wikipedia