plicature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plicatura, from plicare (to fold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈplɪkətʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈplɪkətjʊə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

plicature (plural plicatures)

  1. A doubling; a fold; a plication.
    • 1640 (date written), H[enry] M[ore], “ΨΥΧΟΖΩΙΑ [Psychozōia], or A Christiano-platonicall Display of Life, []”, in ΨΥΧΩΔΙΑ [Psychōdia] Platonica: Or A Platonicall Song of the Soul, [], Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [] Roger Daniel, printer to the Universitie, published 1642, OCLC 1049141463, book 1, stanza 18, page 5:
      For no man can unfold / The many plicatures ſo cloſely preſt / At loweſt verge.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 “plicature” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

plicātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of plicātūrus