Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being imbricate; an overlapping of the edges (real or simulated), like that of tiles or shingles.
- n. Masonry laid in ornamental designs, in stone of various colors, brick, terra-cotta, or a combination of these materials.
- n. A hollow resembling that of a gutter-tile.
- n. a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish
- n. medicine overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery
- n. geology a sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
- n. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
- imbricate + -ion (Wiktionary)
“Disney products specifically have been singled out in the past for their imbrication in this oppressive system.”
“Of course, most of my reading time is spent in my wood-panelled library, smoking my Meerschaum pipe and contemplating the imbrication of hegemonic discourses.”
“Before I inhabited a wood-panelled library and smoked a Meerschaum and contemplated the imbrication of hegemonic discourses, I grew up in a gun shop literally; it was attached to the house.”
“Second, paying attention to the imbrication of new stuff upon the still living old.”
“Unlike Janet's imbrication in the landscape, which makes it impossible to separate her body from its surroundings, Jack's performance requires hyper-consciousness, an ongoing adjustment of the self to other's expectations.”
“Wood, discussing the imbrication of automated production, clockwork dolls, visual apparatuses and”
“However, the imbrication of supernature, consciousness, technology and the uncanny in Castle's own argument suggests other directions of influence and makes causality difficult to locate.”
“The simultaneity in stanza three of exuberant happiness and a heart sorrowful and cloyed underscores this imbrication of eros and death.”
“They propose that this terrane boundary is an example of a broad zone of imbrication of arc crust tectonically mixed within an accretionary complex.”
“This desire to defend the autonomy of the political from a supposed encroachment by neoliberalism is an example of the melancholy attachment to liberal democracy that Brown criticizes: what was once an object of left critique-the imbrication of liberal democracy in the capitalist economy-is repressed to allow a hyperbolic defense of this ambivalently missed object.”
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