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foliation

Line breaks: fo¦li|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of foliation in English:

noun

[mass noun] chiefly Geology
The process of splitting into thin sheets or laminae.
Example sentences
  • 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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