noun fo·li·a·tion \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of foliation

  1. 1a :  the process of forming into a leafb :  the state of being in leafc :  vernation

  2. 2 :  the numbering of the leaves of a manuscript or early printed book

  3. 3a :  ornamentation with foliageb :  a decoration resembling a leaf

  4. 4 :  the enrichment of an opening by foils

  5. 5 :  foliated texture

Circa 1623

First Known Use of foliation

circa 1623

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