Alluviate – The Origin of the Word

Alluviate – The Origin of the Word

The Merriam Webster dictionary includes an adjective:

alluvial

adjective al·lu·vi·al \ə-ˈlü-vē-əl\    geology : made up of or found in the materials that are left by the water of rivers, floods, etc.

a noun:

alluvion

noun al·lu·vi·on \ə-ˈlü-vē-ən\

:  the wash or flow of water against a shore
:  alluvium
:  an accession to land by the gradual addition of matter (as by deposit of alluvium) that then belongs to the owner of the land to which it is added; also:  the land so added.
and the verb:

alluviate

verb al·lu·vi·ate \-vēˌāt, usually -ād + V\
transitive verb
:  to cover with alluvium <an alluviated valley>
intransitive verb
:  to deposit alluvium

We would like to interpret is as the process that discovers nuggets of insight from a large body of data.  Such as what they did in the old days when they panned for alluvial gold:
panninggold

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