from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to rock that exhibits a layered structure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a structure of thin layers
- adj. Decorated with foliage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having leaves, or leaflike projections.
- adj. Containing, or consisting of, foils.
- adj. Characterized by being separable into thin plates or folia.
- adj. Laminated, but restricted to the variety of laminated structure found in crystalline schist, as mica schist, etc.; schistose.
- adj. Spread over with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spread or beaten out into a thin plate or leaf.
- Covered with a thin plate or foil.
- Consisting of plates or laminæ; resembling or in the form of a plate; lamellar: as, a foliated structure.
- In art: Decorated with leaf-shaped ornaments, or with ornaments whose disposition and form are suggestive of foliage. Cut into leaf-shaped divisions or irregularities of outline.
- In architecture, containing foils: as, a foliated arch.
- In heraldry, decorated with foliations or lobes; growing into or decorated with natural leaves.
- In music, having notes added above or below: said of a plain-song melody.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
- adj. ornamented with foliage or foils
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It is rarely found as crystals, but is commonly found as what mineralogists describe as foliated masses.
But thefe precious flones» which are found in a kind of foliated granit, are the fame coarfe kind that are generally found in fimilar rocks.
It was here that in 1907 Proust studied the facade's foliated tracery, illuminated by Agostinelli's headlamps.
Built to support logs in the fireplace and poised atop delicately foliated bases, each displays a golden dromedary with neck arched languidly backwards.
As far as I can discern, these are foliated or (roughly speaking) “wrapped” objects akin to the “reel” referred to above; but the Wikipedia article on them is rather terse and formal and not very illuminating.
Think of spacetime as a series of spatial (three dimensional spaces) foliated like pages in a book within spacetime.
Grogan Fault, along which much of the main channel of Redwood Creek flows, is a major structural feature within the park, separating well foliated meta-sedimentary schists and meta-basalts on the south-west of Redwood Creek from the unmetamorphosed sedimentary rocks of the Franciscan to the north-east.
Manuscripts are usually foliated, where each leaf is give a number.
Schist is a medium - to coarse-grained foliated rock.
Figure 1: The mineral grains in rocks subjected to extreme pressure often rearrange themselves in a parallel fashion, creating a foliated texture (Image A - before metamorphism; Image B - after metamorphism).
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