Definition of foliation in English:


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


  • 1chiefly 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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