What does imbrication mean?

Definitions for imbricationˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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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)


  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

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbrication in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imbrication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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