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
Long enough to admire the striation of the petals on the lush pink rose on page ninety-two of the fashion magazine I was holding.
But not just any writer — the type who set the whole world on fire with her worlds; a figure who left a striation on literary history, a clear mark of before and after.
At 277 miles long and more than a mile deep, its intricate formations are matched only by the stunning striation of the rock, and by the knowledge that the entire thing was carved out by the Colorado River on a 5-million-year mission.
My muscles vibrate faster and faster until they hit a state of constant striation.
This application of a classic technique that creates striation in drinks is akin to having a trucker hat tailored on Savile Row.
My muscles acquired unbelievable definition and striation.
Took a fall running in the park and scraped his knee, a striation of at least a dozen cuts across the joint that still looked raw.
We used to dial up the sensitivity enough that you could see faint striation of musculature and I was often a test subject for scan.
Look for how the striation on the wall bends in towards her belly where they thinned her midsection:
The Lumberjack women look more svelte than ever in their purple uniforms, their bodies like the anatomy models from a biology class, where every muscle striation is visible.