1. (botany) the process of forming leaves
Syn: ↑leafing
Derivationally related forms: ↑foliate
Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology
Hypernyms: ↑growth, ↑growing, ↑maturation, ↑development, ↑ontogeny, ↑ontogenesis
2. (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
Topics: ↑geology
Hypernyms: ↑stratification
3. (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
Syn: ↑foliage
Derivationally related forms: ↑foliate (for: ↑foliage), ↑foliate
Topics: ↑architecture
Hypernyms: ↑architectural ornament
4. the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
Derivationally related forms: ↑foliate
Hypernyms: ↑production
5. the work of coating glass with metal foil
Derivationally related forms: ↑foliate
Hypernyms: ↑application, ↑coating, ↑covering

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  • foliation — [ fɔljasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1757; du lat. folium « feuille » 1 ♦ Bot. Disposition des feuilles sur la tige. Développement des feuilles. ⇒ feuillaison. 2 ♦ Géol. Structure en feuillets observée dans certaines roches. ● foliation nom féminin (latin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Foliation — Fo li*a tion, n. [Cf. F. foliation.] 1. The process of forming into a leaf or leaves. [1913 Webster] 2. The manner in which the young leaves are dispo?ed within the bud. [1913 Webster] The . . . foliation must be in relation to the stem. De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foliation — (n.) 1620s, from Fr. foliation or directly from L. foliatus (see FOLIATE (Cf. foliate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Foliation — (v. lat.), die Belaubung, der Act, wodurch eine Pflanze Blätter erhält, od. auch die Gesammtheit der Blätter. Foliatus, beblättert …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Foliation — Foliation, lat. deutsch, das Ausschlagen der Bäume …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • foliation — [fō΄lē ā′shən] n. [ML foliatio: see FOLIATE] 1. a growing of or developing into a leaf or leaves; leaf formation 2. the state of being in leaf 3. the way leaves are arranged in the bud; vernation 4. the act or process of beating metal into layers …   English World dictionary

  • Foliation — In mathematics, a foliation is a geometric device used to study manifolds. Informally speaking, a foliation is a kind of clothing worn on a manifold, cut from a striped fabric. On each sufficiently small piece of the manifold, these stripes give… …   Wikipedia

  • foliation — /foh lee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of putting forth leaves. 2. the state of being in leaf. 3. Bot. a. the arrangement of leaves within a bud. b. the arrangement of leaves on a plant. 4. leaves or foliage. 5. Print. the consecutive… …   Universalium

  • Foliation — La foliation (du latin folium, feuille) est une structuration en plans distincts des roches métamorphiques. La structure est marquée par l orientation préférentielle de minéraux visibles à l œil nu le plus souvent les micas et aussi en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • FOLIATION — n. f. T. de Botanique Disposition des feuilles autour de la tige. Il se dit aussi du Moment où les bourgeons commencent à développer leurs feuilles. L’époque de la foliation. Dans ce sens il est synonyme de FEUILLAISON …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • foliation — sluoksniavimasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Išsiskirstymas sluoksniais. atitikmenys: angl. delamination; exfoliation; foliation; lamination; settling; splitting; stratification rus. расслаивание; расслоение …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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