• WordNet 3.6
    • adj foliated (especially of metamorphic rock) having thin leaflike layers or strata
    • adj foliated ornamented with foliage or foils "foliate tracery","a foliated capital"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foliated (Min) Characterized by being separable into thin plates or folia; as, graphite has a foliated structure.
    • Foliated (Arch) Containing, or consisting of, foils; as, a foliated arch.
    • Foliated Having leaves, or leaflike projections; as, a foliated shell.
    • Foliated (Geol) Laminated, but restricted to the variety of laminated structure found in crystalline schist, as mica schist, etc.; schistose.
    • Foliated Spread over with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foliated Spread or beaten out into a thin plate or leaf.
    • foliated Covered with a thin plate or foil.
    • foliated Consisting of plates or laminæ; resembling or in the form of a plate; lamellar: as, a foliated structure.
    • foliated In art: Decorated with leaf-shaped ornaments, or with ornaments whose disposition and form are suggestive of foliage. Cut into leaf-shaped divisions or irregularities of outline.
    • foliated In architecture, containing foils: as, a foliated arch.
    • foliated In heraldry, decorated with foliations or lobes; growing into or decorated with natural leaves.
    • foliated In music, having notes added above or below: said of a plain-song melody.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Foliated beaten into a thin leaf: decorated with leaf ornaments:
    • adj Foliated (mus.) having notes added above or below, as in a plain-song melody
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fueillage—L. folium, a leaf.


In literature:

So again the making out of cleavage and the foliation of the metamorphic rocks.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Sketch showing the Form and Distribution of Quartz in a Foliated Rock.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Chilton Foliat, picturesquely placed on the river bank, is the only village passed on the way to Hungerford.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
The chancel windows are lancets with foliated heads and interior foliations.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
A great affinity exists in foliation between Terebinthace and Sapindaceae.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The strike of large masses of foliated gneiss is parallel with the major axis of the Lake, and all are tilted on edge.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
The first palace beyond the bridge, now a decaying congeries of offices, has very rich decorative stone work, foliation and festoons.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
The lovely luxuriant architecture, the foliated carvings, were dim in the evening light.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
A similar representation is seen on the tablet of the Temple of the Foliated Cross from the same ruined city.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen

In poetry:

The greens of the Ganges delta foliate.
Of heartless youth made late aware he pled:
Brownies, please come.
To Henry in his sparest times sometimes
the little people spread, & did friendly things;
then he was glad.
"Dream Song 27: "The greens of the Ganges delta foliate."" by John Berryman

In news:

The remnant of volcanic mayhem, where jagged peaks and spires plunge into densely foliated and impenetrable valleys, heart-shaped Moorea is where Polynesian dreams begin to come true.
Here's a look at smartphone applications to foliate a family tree, digitize and post old family snapshots, and probe for family connections among obituaries published around the world.

In science:

Since such a foliation implies uniqueness for each H , following the result of this paper, one might ask whether these asymptotic submanifolds with such foliations are generic? The answer to this question is ”no ”.
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
Moreover, we can also prove that A|N sends FN -foliated vector fields to FN -foliated vector fields.
Reduction and submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Indeed all we still need is the fact that AN sends a C (N )-foliated vector field X ∈ χ1(N ) to a C (N )-foliated vector field AX .
Reduction and submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Poisson structures and their symplectic foliations, and identify coordinates adapted to these foliations.
Generalized Kahler manifolds and off-shell supersymmetry
Closed foliation currents are in one to one correspondence with transversal invariant measures. F is said to be geometrically tight if M carries a metric such that every foliation current is mass minimizing among its cohomologous integrable currents.
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations