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foliation (geology)

Definition:

the arrangement of leaf-like layers in a rock

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Plural:

foliations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Medieval Latin foliatio: see "foliate"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Foliation

a geometric device used to study manifolds, consisting of an integrable subbundle of the tangent bundle. A foliation looks locally like a decomposition of the manifold as a union of parallel submanifolds of smaller dimension. More formally, a dimension... (39 of 1561 words)

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Foliation (disambiguation)

may refer to: Foliation, a geometric device used to study manifolds. | Foliation (geology), a property of certain rocks | a system of pagination in book production | Vernation, the growth and arrangement of leaves | In architecture, an ornamentation ... (36 of 88 words, 5 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

foliation [geology]

planar arrangement of structural or textural features in any rock type, but particularly that resulting from the alignment of constituent mineral ... (21 of 151 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/212053​/foliation

Collins Dictionary:

foliation | vernation [synonym, sense-specific]

[botany] the process of producing leaves | the state of being in leaf | the arrangement of leaves in a leaf bud; vernation | [architecture] ... (22 of 324 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/foliation

Wiktionary:

foliation | foliations [plural]

The process of forming into a leaf or leaves. | The manner in which the young leaves are disposed within the bud. | The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina. | The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver,... (47 of 169 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/foliation

Random House Dictionary:

foliation

the act or process of putting forth leaves. | the state of being in leaf. | [botany] ; the arrangement of leaves within a bud. ; the arrangement of ... (27 of 115 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/foliation

New World Dictionary:

foliation

a growing of or developing into a leaf or leaves; leaf formation | the state of being in leaf | the way leaves are arranged in the bud; vernation | ... (27 of 100 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

foliation

The state of being in leaf. | Decoration with sculpted or painted foliage. | [architecture] Decoration of an opening with cusps and foils, as in ... (23 of 75 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

foliation | vernation [synonym, sense-specific]

the process of forming into a leaf ; the state of being in leaf ; "vernation" | the numbering of the leaves of a manuscript or early printed book | ... (28 of 71 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/foliation

Oxford Dictionary:

foliation

Syllabification: (fo·li·a·tion) | [geology] : the process of being split into thin sheets or laminae. (14 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/foliation

foliation [geology]

the process of splitting into thin sheets or laminae (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/foliation

Columbia Encyclopedia:

stratification | Lat.,=made in layers

layered structure formed by the deposition of sedimentary rocks. Changes between strata are interpreted as the result of fluctuations in the intensity ... (22 of 194 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

stratify | stratification [noun, formal, derived]

to arrange the different parts of something in separate layers or groups (12 of 55 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stratify

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stratification [uncountable]

[formal] the division of a society into different groups | [science] the way in which rock forms different layers (18 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stratification

Encarta Dictionary:

foliation

the formation of leaves | the state of being in leaf | architectural ornamentation consisting of stylized foliage | architectural decoration ... (18 of 102 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861612684​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

foliation

Origin: Medieval Latin foliatio: see "foliate"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/foliation

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

foliation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "foliation"

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the Free Dictionary:

foliation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "foliation"

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Google Dictionary:

foliation | foliations [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

foliation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "foliation"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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