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im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kāt, im'bri-kā-tĕd),
Overlapping; usually refers to a surgical repair in which one edge is sutured over the other (rather than edge to edge), or in which a flat structure (for example, fascia) is repaired with parallel suture lines, corset-like, to tighten it.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]
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im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kăt, -kā'tĕd)
Overlapping, like shingles.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]
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imbricate

(of plant parts) overlapping at their edges like roof tiles, when in bud.
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This study explores how the Hwesa people have created and recreated communities during the past 100 years by imbricating traditional (though certainly not static) cosmology and various strands of Western and indigenous Christianity.
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Imbricating microsamples of recordings by black classical composers (Wendell Logan, Alvin Singleton) with those by composer-performers from creative music practice (Alice Coltrane, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago), this piece foregrounds African American culture's ongoing engagement with histories of the avant-garde and modernist abstraction.