from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

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


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imbricate +‎ -ion


  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Futures

  • 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

    Reading Machines

  • 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.

    Reading Machines

  • The simultaneity in stanza three of exuberant happiness and a heart sorrowful and cloyed underscores this imbrication of eros and death.

    Remembering to Die

  • They propose that this terrane boundary is an example of a broad zone of imbrication of arc crust tectonically mixed within an accretionary complex.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • 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.

    Voyou Desoeuvre


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