laminar

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From Latin lamina.

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laminar (not comparable)

  1. Of fluid motion, smooth and regular, flowing as though in different layers.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      On the wall, in an ornate fixture of darkening bronze, a gas jet burned, laminar and gently singing — adjusted to what scientists of the last century called a "sensitive flame": invisible at the base, as it issues from the orifice, fading upward into smooth blue light that hovers several inches above...
    • 1992, Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses:
      The laminar bands of color to the west bleeding out under the hammered clouds. A sudden violet-colored hooding of the earth.
  2. In, or consisting of, thin plates or layers.
    1. (electronics) In the form of thin flat electronic circuits, usually flexible
    2. (anatomy) Describing the layer of capillaries in the choroid of the eye

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laminar (first-person singular present indicative lamino, past participle laminado)

  1. to laminate

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Adjective[edit]

laminar (plural laminares)

  1. laminar

Verb[edit]

laminar (first-person singular present lamino, first-person singular preterite laminé, past participle laminado)

  1. to laminate

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