Definition of foliated in English:


Line breaks: fo¦li|ated
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪeɪtɪd


1Decorated with leaves or leaf-like motifs.
1.1 Architecture Decorated with foils.
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  • The Virginia governor's house is almost delicate with its swag panels, foliated capitals atop the porch columns, and leaded glass side.
  • The ornament includes foliated rails below, cast and fabricated foliated column capitals, and the arches themselves.
2chiefly Geology Consisting of thin sheets or laminae.
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  • On the northern side of the volcanic sequence, the rocks are weakly foliated with foliation dipping to the south or SW.
  • The sample of Omonville granodiorite was collected from the foliated felsic phase of the intrusion at Pointe Jardeheu.
  • The carbonates in the footwall are strongly foliated and sheared parallel to the thrust.

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