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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.]
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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
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(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.
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Formed of leaves of flaky, layered minerals aligned during metamorphism.
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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"
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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.
These flat tension high grade quartz-pyrite veins associated with the foliated eastern margin of the north-northwestern Robino breccia are reminiscent of the flat quartz-pyrite-magnetite veins associated with NNW shears observed at the Heberto gold zone, some 3-4 km south.
states that there are no nontrivial basic harmonic r (0 < r < q = codim F)-forms on a compact foliated Riemannian manifold (M, F).
The occasional repetition of certain terms -- "mucilage," "foliated," and of course, "Green Man," as well as less-vegetational Rosenblatt favorites like "noggin" and "nibbled" -- give a sense of consistency, in voice and theme.
"The selection of this rocky crag near the village of Brynberian for excavation in 2011-2015 was triggered by the discovery by geologists Richard Bevins and Rob Ixer that some of the stone fragments in the soil at Stonehenge were quite precisely matched to an unusual type of foliated rhyolite found in the crag.
While some common molluscan shell microstructures such as prismatic, crossed-lamellar and foliated calcite occur in Cambrian molluscs (Runnegar 1985), the textures amongst early molluscs are diverse and often unusual (Kouchinsky 2000).
Mathematicians from Europe and the US discuss geometry, algebraic geometry, and topology, including the basic properties of uniformly rational varieties, new relations between algebraic topology and the theory of Hopf, a measured foliated 2-complex thin type, the classical geometry of complexes, a generalization of the amoeba and the Ronkin function of a plane algebraic curve for a pair of harmonic functions, and natural differential-geometric constructions on the algebra of densities.
While broad-leaved evergreens do require more water than most plants in your landscape, they need to be able to survive the winter while foliated. Deciduous plants have the good sense to shed their foliage before the soil freezes.
Several varieties The style later developed into several varieties, including floral, foliated, plaited or interlaced, bordered, and squared kufi.
Therefore, shells were also tested for differences in the hardness between superficial and deep foliated layers.
--Gold also observed frequently throughout foliated black shale / shear zone.