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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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The combination of shearing and sliding led to the failure of specimens with oblique foliation. Because the process of sliding is slow and shear modulus in biotite basal planes is low, it does not cause AE activity.
Although in a modern binding, the whole survives in its fixed later-fourteenth-century form; this is indicated by a flyleaf table of contents and an accompanying foliation.
The holes drilled on El Gordo were purposely oriented in different directions to facilitate structural interpretation and it appears that the whole system begins at 40 metres below surface and is nearly flat-lying and accompanied by a ubiquitous, well-developed tectonic foliation that is also flat lying.
All the metamorphic units share a north-south striking, steeply to vertically dipping compositional layering and foliation, and near-vertical minor fold hinges lineations, implying deformation in a transcurrent stress regime.
The foliation plane of the metamorphic sole rocks on the northwestern base of the JTGM strikes northeastsouthwest with a dip ranging from 20o 75o to the east
The regional foliation is mostly a schistosity (S2) defined by the alternance of quartz and chlorite+white-mica bands (Fig.
Even his crown of thorns has its foliation. He is at home among the famous 'leaves of Southwell' and its many Adamic Green Men.
These curves belong to six categories of hard joint surfaces (such as stratification, foliation, phyllite, schistosity, fault, and joint) with various sample lengths (such as 10 cm, 15 cm, 22 cm, 30 cm, 40 cm, 50 cm, 60 cm, 70 cm, 80 cm, 90 cm, and 100 cm).
Among their topics are perturbation and approximation, the smoothness of the foliation with respect to the base point, invariant manifold results, invariant curves of perturbed harmonic oscillators, and blow-up in singular perturbations.
Joints, bedding planes, layering, foliation and faults are amongst the most common type of discontinuities.
Concurrent with the exaggerated proliferation of flowers was a lack of foliation in many trees and shrubs.
Gold mineralization is hosted within sheared, carbonaceous sediments of the fault zones and principally is contained within arsenopyrite sulphide mineralization occurring in association with quartz stockworks, which crosscut and parallel the foliation of the sediments.