Definition of foliated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfōlēˌādəd/


1Decorated with leaves or leaflike motifs: ten columns foliated at the capitals
1.1 Architecture Decorated with foils or conventionalized leaves.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.2chiefly Geology Consisting of thin sheets or laminae.
Example sentences
  • 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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