foliation

Primary Meanings of foliation

1.
n
(botany) the process of forming leaves
2.
n
the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
3.
n
(geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock
4.
n
(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
Full Definitions of foliation
1

n (botany) the process of forming leaves

Synonyms:
leafing
Type of:
development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
2

n the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves

Type of:
production
the act or process of producing something

n the work of coating glass with metal foil

Type of:
application, coating, covering
the work of applying something
3

n (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

Type of:
stratification
forming or depositing in layers
4

n (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament

Synonyms:
foliage
Type of:
architectural ornament
(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance