Definitions for perforationˌpɜr fəˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•fo•ra•tionˌpɜr fəˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a hole made by or as if by boring, punching, or piercing through something.

    Category: Philately

  2. one of a series of holes between individual postage stamps on a sheet.

  3. the act of perforating.

  4. the condition or state of being perforated.

Origin of perforation:

1400–50; late ME < ML perforātiō hole (L: the act of boring). See perforate , -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perforation(noun)

    a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place

  2. perforation(noun)

    a hole made in something

    "a perforation of the eardrum"

  3. perforation(noun)

    the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation)


  1. perforation(Noun)

    the act of perforating or the state of being perforated

  2. perforation(Noun)

    any opening in a solid object

  3. perforation(Noun)

    an abnormal opening in an organ, such as a rupture

  4. perforation(Noun)

    a series of holes punched through something in order to assist in separating parts

  5. perforation(Noun)

    that portion of a surface that remains after an open disk is removed from it

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perforation(noun)

    the act of perforating, or of boring or piercing through

  2. Perforation(noun)

    a hole made by boring or piercing; an aperture


  1. Perforation

    A perforation is a small hole in a thin material or web. There is usually more than one perforation in an organized fashion, where all of the holes are called a perforation. The process of creating perforations is called perforating, which involves puncturing the workpiece with a tool. Perforations are usually used to allow easy separation of two sections of the material, such as allowing paper to be torn easily along the line. Packaging with perforations in paperboard or plastic film is easy for consumers to open. Other purposes include filtrating fluids, sound deadening, allowing light or fluids to pass through, and to create an aesthetic design. Various applications include packaging films, medical films, micro perforated plate and sound and vapor barriers.

Translations for perforation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small hole, or a number or line of small holes, made in a sheet of paper etc

The purpose of the perforation(s) is to make the paper easier to tear.

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