Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being imbricate; an overlapping of the edges (real or simulated), like that of tiles or shingles.
  • noun Masonry laid in ornamental designs, in stone of various colors, brick, terra-cotta, or a combination of these materials.
  • noun A hollow resembling that of a gutter-tile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish
  • noun medicine overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery
  • noun geology a sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

imbricate +‎ -ion

Examples

  • Disney products specifically have been singled out in the past for their imbrication in this oppressive system.

    Randall Amster: Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

  • Disney products specifically have been singled out in the past for their imbrication in this oppressive system.

    Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

  • 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.

    G.I. Joe

  • 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.

    G.I. Joe

  • Second, paying attention to the imbrication of new stuff upon the still living old.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Futures

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Disney products specifically have been singled out in the past for their imbrication in this oppressive system.

    Randall Amster: Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • 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.

    The Little Professor:

  • 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.

    Haweswater

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