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[lam-uh-ney-shuh n]
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  1. act or process of laminating; the state of being laminated.
  2. laminated structure; arrangement in thin layers.
  3. a lamina.
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Origin of lamination

First recorded in 1670–80; laminate + -ion
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Related Words for lamination

varnish, glaze, sheet, floor, coat, blanket, bed, thickness, slab, row, layer, coating, skin, crust, membrane, veneer, patina, covering, finish, lamination

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Historical Examples of lamination

  • The axis and perforation are at right angles to the plane of lamination.

    Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans

    William H. Holmes

  • It was long before I cleared my mind of doubt regarding the origin of the lamination.

  • I found also fine masses of mica imbedded in quartz, edge upwards, and so compact that its lamination was not perceptible.

  • Fig. 45 represents a crumpled portion of the ice with the lines of lamination passing through the strata.

  • The lamination was as perfect as that of slate, and quite defeated him in his effort to obtain a granular powder.

British Dictionary definitions for lamination


  1. the act of laminating or the state of being laminated
  2. a layered structure
  3. a layer; lamina
  4. one of a set of iron plates forming the core of an electrical transformer
  5. geology laminar stratification, typically shown by shales
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Word Origin and History for lamination


"any layer of laminated substance," 1670s, noun of state from laminate. Meaning "process of manufacturing laminated products" is from 1945.

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