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 (fō′lē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Of or relating to leaves.
2. Shaped like a leaf.
3. also fo·li·at·ed (-ā′tĭd) Geology Exhibiting foliation.
v. (-āt′) fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing, fo·li·ates
1. To hammer or cut (metal) into thin leaf or foil.
a. To coat (glass, for example) with metal foil.
b. To furnish or adorn with metal foil.
3. To separate into thin layers or laminae.
4. To decorate with foliage or foils: an arch that is foliated in the Gothic style.
5. To number the leaves of (a manuscript, for example).
1. To produce foliage.
2. To split into thin leaflike layers or folia.

[Latin foliātus, bearing foliage, from folium, leaf; see folium.]


1. (Architecture) architect ornamented with or made up of foliage or foils
2. (Geological Science) (of rocks and minerals, esp schists) composed of thin easily separable layers
3. (Botany) (esp of parts of animals or plants) resembling a leaf


(ˈfoʊ liˌeɪ tɪd)

1. shaped like a leaf or leaves.
2. consisting of thin and separable laminae.
a. ornamented with or composed of foils: foliated tracery.
b. ornamented with representations of foliage: a foliated capital.


Formed of leaves of flaky, layered minerals aligned during metamorphism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foliated - ornamented with foliage or foils; "foliate tracery"; "a foliated capital"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
2.foliated - (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
bedded, stratified - deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock"
References in classic literature ?
Dozens of them seemed to be crawling here and there, in the sombre light, among the foliated sheets of intense green.
In general, elevated gold values are associated with quartz veins and silicified zones; higher copper grades are associated with strongly foliated and carbonate altered diorite.
Drill holes TK-95-01 and 02 contained several narrow (<1m) zones of copper-silver mineralization, typically associated with strongly foliated and carbonate altered diorites.
Concordant with the greenstones, the granophyres occur as vertical and elongated bodies; however, they are not foliated, except for in local shears.
Assays for the C 10 zone are pending; however, two parallel zones of highly foliated, sericite alteration and stockwork veining have returned a strong geochemical response.
Webb stated that the gold deposits were found as the decline entered a biotite, actinolite altered, sulfide-bearing, well foliated mafic volcanic rock identified as a shear zone at 100 feet, and continues in this rock-type to the end of the decline at 290 feet.
056) (457 ppm) foliated meta- sedimentary rock 305-318 monzonite porphyry 335.
The shear belt is made up of highly foliated rocks with a mylonitic inner zone.
Drilling showed that the troctolite body is 330 metres thick and is underlain by foliated leuconorite to norite and massive anorthosite.
The geology and style of mineralization are similar to that of the southwestern anomaly, except that gold is found in both foliated sandstone and intrusive rocks.