[ im-bri-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.
a decoration or pattern resembling this.
Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Example sentences from the Web for imbrication
The fillets are set one upon another, apparently without the usual imbrication.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
This imbrication is frequently of an exquisite, dull, reddish brown over an old soft yellow.Alaska|Ella Higginson