Definitions for imbricationˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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  1. imbrication, overlapping, lapping(noun)

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

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  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.

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  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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. imbrication.]

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  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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