Meaning of imbrication in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪmbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


formal, technical

See imbricate

‘It is unclear when the biotite gneisses were imbricated with the cover units or what controlled the imbrication.’
  • ‘She is in many ways articulating an imbrication between two structures of patriarchy.’
  • ‘Or, more accurately, it is necessary to address the mutual imbrication of these two articulated spatialising ‘domains of practice’ (Dixon).’
  • ‘The complex imbrications between the digital (as well as the global) and the nondigital bring with them a destabilizing of older hierarchies of scale and often dramatic rescalings.’
  • ‘Because of the imbrication of early modern African literature with the anticolonial and cultural nationalisms of the 1950s and the 1960s, African literature came to mirror the patriarchal nature of African politics.’