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Noun: foliation  ,fow-lee'ey-shun
  1. (botany) the process of forming leaves
    - leafing
  2. (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
  3. (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
    - foliage
  4. The production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
  5. The work of coating glass with metal foil
  6. (mathematics) a set of lower-dimension manifolds that a given manifold can be decomposed into

Derived forms: foliations

Type of: application, architectural ornament, coating, covering, development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, production, stratification

Encyclopedia: Foliation