Definitions for imbricationˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən
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im•bri•ca•tionˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
a decoration or pattern resembling this.
Category: Architecture, Fine Arts
Origin of imbrication:
imbrication, overlapping, lapping(noun)
covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish
overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery
a sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.
an overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure