American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of corrugating.
- n. The state of being corrugated.
- n. A groove or ridge on a corrugated surface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wrinkling; contraction into wrinkles; a wrinkled, furrowed, or puckered state or condition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.
- n. a ridge on a corrugated surface
- n. the act of shaping into parallel ridges and grooves
“Slabs of sandstone and shale often retain what is called the ripple-mark -- that is, the corrugation of surface produced by the gentle agitation of shallow water over sand or mud.”
“A wave message of light and color, a molecular agitation and integration, a certain minute though definite corrugation in a brain recess, -- and there it was, a picture complete!”
“I began experimenting with making a laptop bag in cardboard, and after alternating the direction of the corrugation I constructed something that could take the force of the blow.”
“Each night I crawl beneath the planes of my floorboards to sleep amongst the dust and spiders, scarcely moving (limbs 'muscled strings are wilted, thin tissue sliding like paper away), scarcely breathing (corrugation purifies my lungs).”
“Besides the printer and the shipper, the distributor got a cut, the bookstore got a cut, the author got a cut, and there were other costs like corrugation, advertising, and marketing to go along with the cover art, layout, and editing.”
“Besides the advance paid, publishers must also pay for paper, printing, binding, cover design, editorial work, galleys, corrugation making boxes for the books to be shipped in, shipping, and marketing/advertising/promotion.”
“Before a percussion routine, Alexi leans over a series of boxes used as drums, tapping gently to hear if the corrugation is tuned just so.”
“Case peered at them and saw that their youth was counterfeit, marked by a certain telltale corrugation at the knuckles, something the surgeons were un - able to erase.”
“One of our interns was able to find thin copper sheets with a miniature corrugation.”
“He decides he doesn't like a straight wall, asks Craig to put some corrugation into the metal they're folding.”
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