lam·​i·​na·​tion ˌla-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce lamination (audio)
: the process of laminating
: the state of being laminated
: a laminated structure
: lamina
: a defect in a coin in which a layer of metal appears to have buckled or fallen off during the striking process
a lamination error

Examples of lamination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five-layer design includes non-woven fabric, polyethylene lamination, ploy mesh, another layer of polyethylene lamination, and a layer of aluminized mylar. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 19 Oct. 2023 Paperback books often use varnish instead of lamination to create a glossy effect, and Petit Collage has been experimenting with stickers made with varnish instead of lamination, O’Donoghue said. Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Through a process called lamination, Goodkind chefs press herbs and flowers into their handmade pasta and throw them into salads and vegetarian dishes as well. Jenna Kashou, Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2023 All hover between $20-$30, so quite a bit cheaper than a professional lamination treatment, closer to $120. Megan Decker,, 30 Dec. 2022 The at-home brow lamination product is available at Sephora and other major beauty retailers for $24. Sarah Maberry, ELLE, 8 Mar. 2023 By eliminating plastic lamination from a range of paper plates and bowls, creating paper trick or treat buckets, as well as reducing plastic usage in items such as signs, wreaths and lanterns, Sainsbury’s are supporting shoppers in their bid to enjoy a more sustainable Halloween. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 A number of companies have jumped in to offer free lamination., 3 Apr. 2021 Still, 4% of Apple's current packaging footprint—labels, lamination, etc.—includes plastic. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamination was circa 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Lamination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


lam·​i·​na·​tion ˌlam-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce lamination (audio)
: a laminated structure or arrangement

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