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layering

[ley-er-ing] /ˈleɪ ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as to create a fashionable ensemble or to provide warmth without undue bulkiness or heaviness.
2.
Tailoring. the trimming of multiple layers of fabric at the seam allowance of a garment so as to prevent a ridge on the face of the garment when the seam is sewn.
3.
Horticulture. Also, layerage
[ley-er-ij] /ˈleɪ ər ɪdʒ/ (Show IPA)
. a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attached to the parent plant.
Origin
layer + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for layerage

layering

/ˈleɪərɪŋ/
noun
1.
(horticulture) a method of propagation that induces a shoot or branch to take root while it is still attached to the parent plant
2.
(geology) the banded appearance of certain igneous and metamorphic rocks, each band being of a different mineral composition
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