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foliation

FOLIA'TION, n. [L. foliatio.]

1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud.

2. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf or foil

3. The act or operation of spreading foil over the back side of a mirror or looking-glass.



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FOLIA'TION, n. [L. foliatio.]

1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud.

2. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf or foil

3. The act or operation of spreading foil over the back side of a mirror or looking-glass.

FO-LI-A'TION, n. [L. foliatio.]

  1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud. Martyn.
  2. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf or foil.
  3. The act or operation of spreading foil over the back side of a mirror or looking-glass.

Fo"li*a"tion
  1. The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
  2. The manner in which the young leaves are dispo(?)ed within the bud.

    The . . . foliation must be in relation to the stem. De Quincey.

  3. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
  4. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
  5. The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See Tracery.
  6. The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of dividing into plates or slabs, which is due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
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Foliation

FOLIA'TION, noun [Latin foliatio.]

1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud.

2. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf or foil

3. The act or operation of spreading foil over the back side of a mirror or looking-glass.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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