Skip to main content

pressure welding

pressure welding The suturing together of grains in a sedimentary rock as the result of pressure dissolution taking place along the grain contact. The sutured margin appears as an irregular plane. Pressure welding of grains is particularly common when a mineral cement has developed at a late stage, after deep burial of the sediment, as this results in the main overburden being supported by the grain-to-grain contacts of the sediment.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"pressure welding." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . 25 Apr. 2019 <>.

"pressure welding." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . (April 25, 2019).

"pressure welding." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved April 25, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.