What is another word for striation?

Pronunciation: [stɹa͡ɪˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Striation is commonly used to describe the small, parallel lines or grooves found on surfaces. In architecture, striations can be seen on buildings made of natural stone, while in geology, they refer to the lines or bands seen on rocks, marbles, and minerals. Alternatives to the word striation include stria, scratch, ridge, mark, line, furrow, groove, and incision. The word stria has the same meaning as the word striation, while scratch and mark refer to the visible surface damage. Ridge and furrow are terms commonly used in farming to describe the raised and lowered lines on plowed fields. Groove refers more to a concave indentation, while incision implies deliberate cutting into a surface.

Usage examples for Striation

While a poor material in cold climates, because of its striation, it was always sought in Italy for its wonderful texture and tone.
"The Art of the Exposition"
Eugen Neuhaus
Although the direction of the ice-streams in Greenland may coincide in the main with that which separate glaciers would take if there were no more ice than there is now in the Swiss Alps, yet the striation of the surface of the rocks on an ice-clad continent would, on the whole, vary considerably in its minor details from that which would be imprinted on rocks constituting a region of separate glaciers.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell
It is possible, as Mr. Geikie conjectures, that this second striation of the boulders may be referable to floating ice.
"The Student's Elements of Geology"
Sir Charles Lyell

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