from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state of being in leaf.
- noun Decoration with sculpted or painted foliage.
- noun Architecture Decoration of an opening with cusps and foils, as in Gothic tracery.
- noun The act, process, or product of forming metal into thin leaf or foil.
- noun The act or process of coating glass with metal foil.
- noun The process of numbering consecutively the leaves of a book or manuscript.
- noun The leaves so numbered.
- noun Geology The set of layers visible in many metamorphic rocks as a result of the flattening and stretching of mineral grains during metamorphism.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud; also, leafage; foliage.
- noun A leaf or scale.
- noun The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, or foil.
- noun The act or operation of spreading foil over the surface of a piece of glass to form a mirror.
- noun The state of being foliaceous or foliated.
- noun In geology, an arrangement of the constituent minerals of a rock in thinly lamellar or often scale-like forms, the result of which is that the mass splits easily in a certain definite direction.
- noun In architecture, enrichment with ornamental cusps or groups of cusps, as in the tracery of medieval windows; foils collectively; feathering.
- noun Arrangement by leaves; specifically, a numbering of the leaves of a book instead of the pages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
- noun The manner in which the young leaves are dispo�ed within the bud.
- noun The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
- noun The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
- noun (Arch.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See
- noun (Geol.) The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The process of
forminginto a leafor leaves.
- noun The manner in which the young leaves are disposed within the
- noun The act of beating a
metalinto a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
- noun The act of coating with an
amalgamof tinfoil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
- noun The
enrichmentof an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments.
- noun The property, possessed by some
crystalline rocks, of dividing into platesor slabs, which is due to the cleavagestructure of one of the constituents, as micaor hornblende. It may sometimes include slatystructure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineralconstituent, and transverseto the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
- noun topology A
setof submanifoldsof a given manifold, each of which is of lower dimensionthan it, but which, taken together, are coextensivewith it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the work of coating glass with metal foil
- noun the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
- noun (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
- noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
- noun (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
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The compaction foliation and jointing in the red-gray and reddish ash-flow tuff to the right is roughly parallel to jointing in the granitic rock on the left, and roughly parallel to the contact.
I thought while looking at this outcrop the last time I stopped, that there might be some faulting or shearing between the whitish layer and the upper, densest part of the welded tuff the reddish gray, bouldery, hard-looking stuff with possible shearing taken up in part in the brighter reddish zone, in which you can still see some compaction foliation.
That picture of things only comes about if one looks at the spacetime as a foliation of spatial surfaces linked by lapse and shift functions.
The spatial portion of the metric is well known and the solution involves spatial surfaces in a foliation where volumes contain there in are variable.
Yet given that you have made a choice of foliation you then put a flag at a point.
In this rock, you get the recrystallization and foliation of quartz, feldspars, micas, and amphiboles into alternating light - and dark-colored bands.
This rock is characterized by the foliation (Figure 1) of its mineral grains which causes it to have cleavage that is parallel.
One way to do this is by means of additional Lorentz invariant dynamical structure, for example a suitable time-like 4-vector field, that permits the definition of a foliation of space-time into space-like hypersurfaces providing a Lorentz invariant notion of "evolving configuration" and along which nonlocal effects are transmitted.
This foliation represents the idea of causality (in other circumstances the absence of timelike loops).
Light descending in floods dissolved the separate foliation into one green mound.