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 Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses. [1913 Webster]

5. (Arch.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See {Tracery}. [1913 Webster]

6. (Geol.) The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure. [1913 Webster]

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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 — (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)

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