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bed thickness

Relative thicknesses of laminations, beds and strata
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1. n. [Geology]
The thickness of a layer or stratum of sedimentary rock measured perpendicular to its lateral extent, presuming deposition on a horizontal surface. Because sediment deposition can occur on inclined surfaces, apparent or measured bed thickness might differ from true bed thickness. The thickness of a given bed often varies along its extent.