how to pronounce foliation


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foliation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of foliation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of foliation


  1. The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.
  2. A set of submanifolds of a given manifold, each of which is of lower dimension than it, but which, taken together, are coextensive with it.
  3. The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.
  4. The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.
  5. The property, possessed by some crystalline rocks, of being divided into plates or layers, due to the cleavage structure of one of the constituents, as mica or hornblende. It may sometimes include slaty structure or cleavage, though the latter is usually independent of any mineral constituent, and transverse to the bedding, it having been produced by pressure.
  6. The manner in which the young leaves are disposed within the bud.
  7. The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments.
  8. The process of forming into pages; pagination.

foliation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word foliation occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics foliation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that foliation can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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