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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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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 laminations

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 laminations

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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