arcuation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin arcuatio.

Noun[edit]

arcuation (countable and uncountable, plural arcuations)

  1. The act of bending or curving; the state of being bent; crookedness.
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  2. (botany) A method of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground and covering the small shoots with earth; layering.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for arcuation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)