Definition of intercalation in English:

intercalation

noun

See intercalate

  • ‘Near the base of the succession there are local intercalations of thin-bedded pink micritic limestone, up to 20 cm thick.’
  • ‘Most of the unit is composed of intercalations of differently coloured, pervasively foliated, purplish red or bluish grey varicoloured calcareous shales.’
  • ‘The sediments form both relatively thick formations and thin intercalations between basalts.’
  • ‘Epiclastic intercalations are present, but rare.’
  • ‘In places, intercalations of sandstone have mylonitic fabrics.’

Pronunciation

intercalation

/ˌɪntəkəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/