Definition of foliation in English:

foliation

Syllabification: fo·li·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌfōlēˈāSHən
 
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noun

chiefly Geology The process of being split into thin sheets or laminae.
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  • The mylonitic foliation in the hanging wall is subparallel to the thrust plane.
  • The data indicate vertical shortening normal to the mylonitic foliation in the granites.
  • Fine-grained biotite, muscovite and recrystallized quartz grains define the shear foliation.

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