AskDefine | Define imbrication

Dictionary Definition

imbrication n : covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles) [syn: overlapping, lapping]

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Noun

  1. a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish

Extensive Definition

wict Imbrication is the arrangement of planar bodies such that they stack in a consistent fashion - rather like a toppled run of dominoes.
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