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Definition of "plication" []

  • The act or process of folding. (noun)
  • The state of being folded. (noun)
  • A fold. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plication" in a sentence
  • "Of course she derived from alien stock, and could assume any living form she chose, with sufficient ap - plication and practice, so could be just as pretty as she was able to imagine."
  • "In the latter approach, by contrast, the moment of “matters of concern” or com-plication is the appearance of a new actor such as massive cultivation of bovine livestock that require the clearing of rain forests and that significantly increase contributions to greenhouse gas emissions."
  • "Stanbic's lawyers said Wednesday that the new Competition Act sets out the broad competition principles that are of general ap - plication to the economy as a whole."