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foliation

noun fo·li·a·tion \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of FOLIATION

1
a :  the process of forming into a leaf
b :  the state of being in leaf
c :  vernation
2
:  the numbering of the leaves of a manuscript or early printed book
3
a :  ornamentation with foliage
b :  a decoration resembling a leaf
4
:  the enrichment of an opening by foils
5
:  foliated texture
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First Known Use of FOLIATION

circa 1623

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