layering

[ ley-er-ing ]
/ ˈleɪ ər ɪŋ /

noun

the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as to create a fashionable ensemble or to provide warmth without undue bulkiness or heaviness.
Tailoring. the trimming of multiple layers of fabric at the seam allowance of a garment so as to prevent a ridge on the face of the garment when the seam is sewn.
Horticulture.Also lay·er·age [ley-er-ij]. /ˈleɪ ər ɪdʒ/. a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attached to the parent plant.

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layering
/ (ˈleɪərɪŋ) /

noun

horticulture a method of propagation that induces a shoot or branch to take root while it is still attached to the parent plant
geology the banded appearance of certain igneous and metamorphic rocks, each band being of a different mineral composition
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