Definitions for imbricationˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•bri•ca•tionˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a decoration or pattern resembling this.

    Category: Architecture, Fine Arts

Origin of imbrication:

1640–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imbrication, overlapping, lapping(noun)

    covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

Wiktionary

  1. imbrication(Noun)

    a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish

  2. imbrication(Noun)

    overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery

  3. imbrication(Noun)

    a sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbrication(noun)

    an overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure

Freebase

  1. Imbrication

    In sedimentology imbrication refers to a primary depositional fabric consisting of a preferred orientation of clasts such that they overlap one another in a consistent fashion, rather like a run of toppled dominoes. Imbrication is observed in conglomerates and some volcaniclastic deposits.

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