• WordNet 3.6
    • n plication the act of folding in parallel folds
    • n plication an angular or rounded shape made by folding "a fold in the napkin","a crease in his trousers","a plication on her blouse","a flexure of the colon","a bend of his elbow"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plication A folding or fold; a plait.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plication The act or process of folding, or the state of being put in folds; a folding or putting in folds, as duplication or triplication. Also plicature.
    • n plication That which is plicated; a plica or fold. Also plicature.
    • n plication In geology, a bending of the strata; a fold or folding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Plication act or process of folding: state of being folded: a fold
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. plicatusplicāre, to fold.


In literature:

Branch, with leaf-buds expanding, showing the plicate folding of the leaves.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
Their vernation is conduplicate and plicate.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
DU: du'al; du'el (-ist); duet'; du'plicate (Lat.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Multiplicate: with many longitudinal folds or lines of plication.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
After several plications, it terminates in a kind of bladder or fleshy sac, i. i.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
Plicate, plaited, or folded like a fan.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The pileus is submembranaceous, tough, convex, then expanded, umbilicate striato-plicate, turning pale when dry, subpruinose.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Sporangium ovoid, more or less elongated; the calyculus small, plicate-sulcate.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Spores thin-walled, ellipsoidal, violaceous, plicate-rugose, 14-16 x 11-12 mu.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
In all these cases, the outflow of molten matter was in a direction somewhat parallel to the plications of the strata.
"Volcanoes: Past and Present" by Edward Hull

In poetry:

"A hornbill with a white tail and —"
The big book trembles in my hand —
"— plicated membrane at the base —"
Ah, well-a-day! If that's the case!
"Djolan" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

Designer Benjamin Hubert's horological creation, the Nava Plicate , is an otherwise-simple polyurethane-strapped watch featuring a series of 60 raised pleats on its face – one for each minute.
Designer Benjamin Hubert's horological creation, the Nava Plicate, is an otherwise-simple polyurethane-strapped watch featuring a series of 60 raised pleats on its face – one for each minute.
After Stomach Plication, Courtney lost 40 pounds in five weeks.

In science:

On Temple–Kato like inequalities and ap plications. submitted for a review.
Relative convergence estimates for the spectral asymptotic in the Large Coupling Limit
However, we finally aband because “substitute” and “complementary” have very rich im plications in economics that are quite popular but signi ficantly di fferent from what we intend to express.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
The multij and ˜h ∈ ˜Hj−1 is ha plication between ha j · h where h is an element in Hj−1 corresponding to ˜h.
Quantum Property Testing for Solvable Groups
Now one can inte“reweighted” theories in which one replaces det grate out a finite number of blocked gauge fields to obtain a com plicated but local single-taste action, which is manifestly in the QCD universality class.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
Ernst Heintze and Hermann Karcher, A general comparison theorem with ap plications to volume estimates for submanifolds, Ann.
The Levy-Gromov Isoperimetric Inequality in Convex Manifolds with Boundary