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FOLIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does foliation mean? 

FOLIATION (noun)
  The noun FOLIATION has 5 senses:

1. (botany) the process of forming leaves
2. (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
3. (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
4. the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
5. the work of coating glass with metal foil

  Familiarity information: FOLIATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOLIATION (noun)


Sense 1foliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(botany) the process of forming leaves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

foliation; leafing

Hypernyms ("foliation" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((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)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)


Sense 2foliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("foliation" is a kind of...):

stratification (forming or depositing in layers)

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)


Sense 3foliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

foliage; foliation

Hypernyms ("foliation" is a kind of...):

architectural ornament ((architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)


Sense 4foliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("foliation" is a kind of...):

production (the act or process of producing something)


Sense 5foliation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The work of coating glass with metal foil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("foliation" is a kind of...):

application; coating; covering (the work of applying something)


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