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Having regularly arranged, overlapping edges, as roof tiles or fish scales.
v. im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing, im·bri·cates
To overlap in a regular pattern.
To be arranged with regular overlapping edges.
[Latin imbricātus, covered with roof tiles, from imbrex, imbric-, roof tile, from imber, imbr-, rain.]
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im•bri•ca•tion(ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
2. a decoration or pattern resembling this.
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|Noun||1.||imbrication - covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)|
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
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