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interlayer

verb, transitive + intransitive in·ter·lay·er \ ˌin-tər-ˈlā-ər , -ˈler \

Definition of interlayer

interlayered; interlayering
1 T : to insert (something) between or as if between other layers : to arrange (something) in alternating parts or layers
  • … this production interlayered scenes from both operas, switching the action back and forth …
  • —Jeremy Eichler
  • … a kind of rice pudding, interlayered with jam and topped with puff pastry…
  • —Harry Wallop
2 I : to lie or settle in layers between other layers
  • … as the lenses [of celestite] become larger and more abundant, they interlayer and form a single continuous bed.
  • —Douglas L. Rickman

interlayering

noun, plural interlayerings
    • the interlayering of different sediments

First Known Use of interlayer

1816

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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interlayer

noun

Definition of interlayer

plural interlayers
: a layer placed between other layers
  • This glass is created by fusing two glass sheets with a plastic interlayer.
  • —aisglass.com

First Known Use of interlayer

1936

in the meaning defined above

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