For works of art, deposition refers to a process in which matter, usually particles of sediment, rocks, or soil, is added to a surface. In stagnant (low flow) environments, particles can settle in air in a fluid. More often deposition occurs through moving systems, such as weather, where particles are transported by water or wind.
Synonyms and Related Terms
deposit; dust; Ausfällung (Deut.); déposition (Fr.); deposição (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns