from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being striated or having striae.
- n. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
- n. The form taken by striae.
- n. A stria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (mineralogy) One of a number of parallel grooves and ridges in a rock or rocky deposit, formed by repeated twinning or cleaving of crystals.
- n. (geomorphology) One of a number of parallel scratch lines in rock outcrops, formed when glaciers dragged rocks across the landscape.
- n. The action of marking with a stria.
- n. The result of being marked with a stria.
- n. a parallel series of small grooves, channels, or impressions typically within a metal roof panel used to help reduce the potential for oil-canning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being striated.
- n. A stria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being striated; a striate condition or appearance; striature; also, one of a set of striæ; a stria.
- n. In geology, grooves, flutings, and scratches made on the surfaces of rocks by the passage over them of bodies of ice: a result frequently observed along the sides of existing glaciers, and in regions which were formerly occupied by ice.
- n. In mineralogy, fine parallel lines on a crystalline face, commonly due to the oscillatory combination of two crystalline forms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue
- n. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
stria + -tion? or from striate (Wiktionary)