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Definition of soil texture

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Definition as written by talinum:

The proportion of different sized particles in the soil described as sand, silt, and clay. This is used to classify soil types.

Definition as written by IA_Soil_Sci:

Texture, soil. The relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay particles in a mass of soil.
The basic textural classes, in order of increasing proportion of fine particles, are
sand, loamy sand, sandy loam, loam, silt loam, silt, sandy clay loam, clay loam,
silty clay loam, sandy clay, silty clay, and clay. The sand, loamy sand, and sandy

loam
classes may be further divided by specifying “coarse,” “fine,” or “very fine.”


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