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plication

[ plahy-key-shuhn, pli- ]

noun

  1. the act or procedure of folding.
  2. the state or quality of being folded; a fold.
  3. Surgery.
    1. the folding in and suturing of tucks, so as to tighten weakened or stretched tissue.
    2. the folding of an organ, as a section of the intestine, and the attaching of it to another organ or tissue.


plication

/ ˈplɪkətʃə; plaɪˈkeɪʃən /

noun

  1. the act of folding or the condition of being folded or plicate
  2. a folded part or structure, esp a fold in a series of rock strata
  3. surgery the act or process of suturing together the walls of a hollow organ or part to reduce its size


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Word History and Origins

Origin of plication1

1375–1425; late Middle English plicacioun < Medieval Latin plicātiōn- (stem of plicātiō ) a folding. See plicate, -ion

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Example Sentences

Besides such intense plication, extensive rupturing of the crust has taken place in the same range of mountains.

Take, for example, the proofs of gigantic plication, fracture and displacement within the terrestrial crust.

Plication, or folding, is also an important feature in the history of the earth.

Multiplicate: with many longitudinal folds or lines of plication.

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