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lamination

[lam-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌlæm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
act or process of laminating; the state of being laminated.
2.
laminated structure; arrangement in thin layers.
3.
a lamina.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; laminate + -ion
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Examples for lamination
  • Instead of pricey lamination for each page, enclose a spew shield in the packet.
  • The business center provides additional services such as computer rental, lamination, and faxing and photocopying.
  • Tape it to your wall, and maybe give it some lamination.
  • There's a positive preference at work as well: for fluidity over stability, for dynamism over lamination.
  • All you need is a laser printer and a lamination machine and you can be anyone you want.
  • The upper part of the bed displays some attractive convolute lamination.
  • The basic interpretation is that the crude lamination originates from microbial mats.
  • Even the glues involved in lamination will last for years.
  • In the second case, it was found that some of the lamination had come off in the booster nozzle itself.
  • lamination is commonly indistinct due to burrowing, desiccation, and paleosol formation.
British Dictionary definitions for lamination

lamination

/ˌlæmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of laminating or the state of being laminated
2.
a layered structure
3.
a layer; lamina
4.
one of a set of iron plates forming the core of an electrical transformer
5.
(geology) laminar stratification, typically shown by shales
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Word Origin and History for lamination
n.

"any layer of laminated substance," 1670s, noun of state from laminate. Meaning "process of manufacturing laminated products" is from 1945.

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Encyclopedia Article for lamination

in technology, the process of building up successive layers of a substance, such as wood or textiles, and bonding them with resin to form a finished product. Laminated board, for example, consists of thin layers of wood bonded together; similarly, laminated fabric consists of two or more layers of cloth joined together with an adhesive, or a layer of fabric bonded to a plastic sheet. See also veneer; wood: Veneer and Plywood and laminated wood.

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