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Definition of Clay:
A fine-grained, plastic, sediment with a typical grain size less than 0.0004mm. Possesses electro-magnetic properties which bind the grains together to give a bulk strength or cohesion.[1].
This is the common definition for Clay, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Mud
  2. Cohesive sediment