noun Date: 1842 1. the condition of being serrate 2. a formation resembling the toothed edge of a saw 3. one of the teeth in a serrate margin

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  • Serration — Ser*ra tion, n. 1. Condition of being serrate; formation in the shape of a saw. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the teeth in a serrate or serrulate margin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serration — may refer to: * A notch on a serrated blade * Serrate radar detector, used in World War II by the Allies to track German planes equipped with Lichtenstein radars * The shape of certain leaf margins * An airframe shape used in stealth aircraft *… …   Wikipedia

  • serration — [ser′ə chərser ā′shən] n. 1. the condition of being serrate 2. a single tooth or notch in a serrate edge 3. a formation of these: Also serrature [ser′ə chər] …   English World dictionary

  • serration — /se ray sheuhn/, n. 1. serrated condition or form. 2. a serrated edge or formation. 3. one of the notches or teeth of such an edge or formation. Also, serrature /ser euh cheuhr/. [1700 10; < NL serration (s. of serratio). See SERRATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • serration — n. [L. serra, saw] A saw like formation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • serration — noun a) The state of being serrated b) A set of teeth or notches …   Wiktionary

  • serration — 1. The state of being serrated or notched. 2. Any one of the processes in a serrate or dentate formation. [L. serra, saw] * * * ser·ra·tion (sə raґshən) [L. serratio] 1. a structure or formation with teeth like those of a saw. 2. the… …   Medical dictionary

  • serration — Irregular saw toothed outline on dorsal edges on some conchostracan valves where growth bands do not end on same hinge line; may have various expression from strongly serrate (e.g., Paleolimnadiopsidae) to subdued serrate (e.g., extant… …   Crustacea glossary

  • serration — ser|ra|tion [ sə reıʃn ] noun count a regular sharp point along the edge of an object such as a knife or blade, or a row of these points a. uncount the quality of having regular sharp points …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serration — ser·ra·tion || se reɪʃn n. jagged edge which resembles a saw; one notch or tooth within a jagged edge; quality of having a jagged edge …   English contemporary dictionary

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