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English noun: foliation

1. foliation (process) (botany) the process of forming leaves


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Domain categorybotany, phytology

2. foliation (process) (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

Broader (hypernym)stratification

Domain categorygeology

3. foliation (artifact) (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament


Broader (hypernym)architectural ornament

Domain categoryarchitecture

4. foliation (act) the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves

Broader (hypernym)production

5. foliation (act) the work of coating glass with metal foil

Broader (hypernym)application, coating, covering

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