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Meaning of FOLIATION

Pronunciation:  `fowlee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the work of coating glass with metal foil
  2. [n]  the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
  3. [n]  (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
  4. [n]  (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
  5. [n]  (botany) the process of forming leaves

FOLIATION is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: foliage, leafing
 See Also: application, architectural ornament, coating, covering, development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, production, stratification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fo"li*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. foliation.]
1. The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.

2. The manner in which the young leaves are dispo?ed within
   the bud.

         The . . . foliation must be in relation to the stem.
                                               --De Quincey.

3. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil,
   or lamina.

4. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and
   quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.

5. (Arch.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils,
   arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the
   ornaments. See {Tracery}.

6. (Geol.) The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks,
   of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the
   cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or
   hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or
   cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any
   mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it
   having been produced by pressure.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accounting, census, counting, dactylonomy, delamination, desquamation, enumeration, exfoliation, flakiness, foliage, frondage, furfuration, inventorying, lamellation, lamination, leafage, leafiness, measurement, numbering, numeration, pagination, quantification, quantization, scaliness, stratification, tallying, telling, umbrage