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fo·li·a·tion

 (fō′lē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The state of being in leaf.
2. Decoration with sculpted or painted foliage.
3. Architecture Decoration of an opening with cusps and foils, as in Gothic tracery.
4.
a. The act, process, or product of forming metal into thin leaf or foil.
b. The act or process of coating glass with metal foil.
5.
a. The process of numbering consecutively the leaves of a book or manuscript.
b. The leaves so numbered.
6. Geology The set of layers visible in many metamorphic rocks as a result of the flattening and stretching of mineral grains during metamorphism.

foliation

(ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Botany) botany
a. the process of producing leaves
b. the state of being in leaf
c. the arrangement of leaves in a leaf bud; vernation
2. (Architecture) architect
a. ornamentation consisting of foliage
b. ornamentation consisting of cusps and foils
3. (Art Terms) any decoration with foliage
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the consecutive numbering of the leaves of a book
5. (Geological Science) geology the arrangement of the constituents of a rock in leaflike layers, as in schists

fo•li•a•tion

(ˌfoʊ liˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of putting forth leaves.
2. the state of being in leaf.
3. the arrangement of leaves within a bud.
4. the consecutive numbering of the folios or leaves, as distinguished from pages, of a manuscript or book.
5. a form of lamination produced in rocks by metamorphism.
6. ornamentation with foliage.
7. (in architecture) ornamentation with foils or with representations of foliage.
8. formation into thin sheets.
9. the application of foil to glass to make a mirror.
[1615–25]

foliation

the numbering of leaves in a book, rather than pages.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foliation - (botany) the process of forming leavesfoliation - (botany) the process of forming leaves
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.foliation - (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
stratification - forming or depositing in layers
3.foliation - (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
architectural ornament - (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
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"
4.foliation - the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
production - the act or process of producing something; "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"
5.foliation - the work of coating glass with metal foil
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
Translations
Blätterung
foliazione
folheaçãofolheações

foliation

[ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən] Nfoliación f

foliation

n
(Bot) → Blattanordnung f; (= development)Blattbildung f
(of book)Foliierung f, → Blattzählung f
(Geol) → Schichtung f
(Archit) → Laubwerk nt

foliation

[ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃn] nfogliazione f
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In the presentation of the edited text, CNM follows North's original foliation page by page (though unfortunately leaving off his page-end catchwords); MG runs the text continuously (catchwords included) with marginal indication of foliation.
Strong mineralization consisting of quartz-pyrite veinlets developed along intense foliation of carbonaceous slates has been intercepted in the first four holes.
The edition of the music is clearly set forth, so that voice leading and voice crossings, ficta notes, supplied notes missing in the original tablature, and indications for manuscript foliation are all well marked.
The native silver occurs along grain boundaries and in fine fractures cutting the gneissic foliation.
The gold mineralization is related to quartz-pyrite replacement along bedding and foliation planes and in breccias.
The mineralization is for the most part stratabound and in places has been noted to crosscut foliation.
Each of the catalogue's manuscript entries begins with a thorough codicological summary that includes (when appropriate) former shelfmarks, date, foliation, material, watermark, size, number of gatherings, signatures, binding labels, inscriptions, text block size, ink, lineation, script type, text hands, musical notation, initials, rubrication, place of origin, and provenance.
The manuscript entries in the catalogue each begin with a brief external description of the bindings ("Einband") and the pages or folios themselves ("Inhalt"), which include scribal characteristics, paleographic details, descriptions of watermarks and foliation, enumerations of blank pages, and transcriptions of marginalia.
drilled to the east in order to better intersect foliation planes.
Gold mineralization within this system is associated with quartz-carbonate stockworks, sulphide-quartz-carbonate stockwork and massive sulphide replacement along foliation in carbonaceous slate, associated with a major north-south trending complex structural corridor.
A disjunctive shear foliation observed in both hand specimen and thin section is interpreted to represent Carboniferous reactivation of folds in the Meguma Supergroup, as has been reported elsewhere in the Meguma terrane.
Examination of samples of the host rocks in thin section reveals that they contain a mineral assemblage typical of greenschist facies, including actinolite, epidote, muscovite, and minor amounts of biotit, and display faint to weak foliation.