Definition of foliated in English:


Syllabification: fo·li·at·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈfōlēˌātid


  • 1Decorated with leaves or leaflike motifs: ten columns foliated at the capitals
  • 1.1 Architecture Decorated with foils or conventionalized leaves.
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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.
  • 1.2chiefly 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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