Definitions of plication
  1. noun
    the act of folding in parallel folds
    synonyms: pleating
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    type of:
    fold, folding
    the act of folding
  2. noun
    an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    “a plication on her blouse”
    synonyms: bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold
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    plait, pleat
    any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    kink, twirl, twist
    a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    pucker, ruck
    an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    box pleat
    a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
    inverted pleat
    a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
    kick pleat
    pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
    knife pleat
    a single pleat turned in one direction
    a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
    type of:
    angular shape, angularity
    a shape having one or more sharp angles
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