noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or process of folding ; the state of being folded 2. fold

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  • Plication — Pli*ca tion, n. A folding or fold; a plait. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plication — [plī kā′shən] n. [ME plicacioun < OFr < L plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. a folding or being folded 2. a fold 3. Geol. a fold or crumpling in layered rocks …   English World dictionary

  • plication — /pluy kay sheuhn, pli /, n. 1. the act or procedure of folding. 2. the state or quality of being folded; a fold. 3. Surg. a. the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue. b. the folding of an organ, as a… …   Universalium

  • plication — A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls. [L. plico, pp. atus, to fold] * * * pli·ca·tion plī kā shən n 1) the tightening of stretched or… …   Medical dictionary

  • plication — a series of small folds or pleats …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • plication — n. [L. plicare, to fold] A minute fold or ridge; plicatulate adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • plication — noun a) A fold or pleat b) An act of folding. Syn: plicature …   Wiktionary

  • plication — (Class Ostracoda): Type of valve sculpture: ridge or series of ridge like folds involving entire valve wall [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • plication — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another: crease, crimp, crinkle, crumple, fold, pleat, plica, pucker, rimple, ruck2, rumple, wrinkle. See SMOOTH …   English dictionary for students

  • plication — plaɪ keɪʃn n. wrinkle, crease; fold, pleat …   English contemporary dictionary

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