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foliated

[foh-lee-ey-tid] /ˈfoʊ liˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
shaped like a leaf or leaves:
foliated ornaments.
2.
Also, foliate. Petrology, Mineralogy. consisting of thin and separable laminae.
3.
Architecture, foliate (def 3).
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; foliate + -ed2
Related forms
unfoliated, adjective

foliate

[adj. foh-lee-it, -eyt; v. foh-lee-eyt] /adj. ˈfoʊ li ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. ˈfoʊ liˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
covered with or having leaves.
2.
like a leaf, as in shape.
3.
Also, foliated. Architecture.
  1. ornamented with or composed of foils:
    foliate tracery.
  2. ornamented with representations of foliage:
    a foliate capital.
4.
Petrology, Mineralogy, foliated (def 2).
verb (used without object), foliated, foliating.
5.
to put forth leaves.
6.
to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae.
verb (used with object), foliated, foliating.
7.
to shape like a leaf or leaves.
8.
to decorate with foils or foliage.
9.
to form into thin sheets.
10.
to spread over with a thin metallic backing.
11.
Printing. to number the folios or leaves, as distinguished from pages, of (a manuscript or book).
Origin
1620-30; < Latin foliātus leafy. See folium, -ate1
Related forms
subfoliate, adjective
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Examples for foliated
  • There are several ways that non-foliated rocks can be produced.
  • Metamorphic rocks are broken down into two groups based on whether the rock is foliated or non-foliated.
  • Slate, schist and gneiss are all foliated metamorphic rocks.
British Dictionary definitions for foliated

foliated

/ˈfəʊlɪˌeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
(architect) ornamented with or made up of foliage or foils
2.
(of rocks and minerals, esp schists) composed of thin easily separable layers
3.
(esp of parts of animals or plants) resembling a leaf

foliate

adjective (ˈfəʊlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
1.
  1. relating to, possessing, or resembling leaves
  2. in combination trifoliate
2.
(of certain metamorphic rocks, esp schists) having the constituent minerals arranged in thin leaflike layers
verb (ˈfəʊlɪˌeɪt)
3.
(transitive) to ornament with foliage or with leaf forms such as foils
4.
to hammer or cut (metal) into thin plates or foil
5.
(transitive) to coat or back (glass, etc) with metal foil
6.
(transitive) to number the leaves of (a book, manuscript, etc) Compare paginate
7.
(intransitive) (of plants) to grow leaves
Word Origin
C17: from Latin foliātus leaved, leafy
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Word Origin and History for foliated
foliate
1620s, from L. foliatus leaved, leafy, from folium (see folio). As a verb, attested from 1660s. Related: Foliated.
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foliated in Science
foliation
  (fō'lē-ā'shən)   
The set of layers visible in many metamorphic rocks as a result of the flattening and stretching of mineral grains during metamorphism.

foliated adjective
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