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 (lā′ər-ĭng) also lay·er·age (-ĭj)
The process of rooting branches, twigs, or stems that are still attached to a parent plant, as by placing a specially treated part in moist soil.
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1. (Horticulture) horticulture a method of propagation that induces a shoot or branch to take root while it is still attached to the parent plant
2. (Geological Science) geology the banded appearance of certain igneous and metamorphic rocks, each band being of a different mineral composition
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(ˈleɪ ər ɪŋ)

1. the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as for style or warmth.
2. a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attached to the parent plant.
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A method of propagation where a wounded stem is encouraged to root in soil or compost while still attached to the parent plant.
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To prevent such damage, the toucan adopts a strategy that's analogous to the layering of the glass sponge.
(I'm talking here about basic photographic structure, not about electronic layering, the post-processing technique often used to enhance or build an image in Adobe Photoshop.)
This layering effect of various temperatures and moisture contents results in a green sand mold with no uniform strength.