n. arching, vaulting

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  • Arcuation — Arc u*a tion, n. [L. arcuatio.] 1. The act of bending or curving; incurvation; the state of being bent; crookedness. Coxe. [1913 Webster] 2. (Hort.) A mode of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground, and covering the small shoots with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arcuation — (v. lat.), Krümmung; daher arcuātim. bogenförmig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Arcuation — Arcuation, bogenförmige Krümmung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • arcuation — [är΄kyo͞o ā′shən] n. 1. a curving or being curved like a bow 2. the use of arches in building 3. a row of arches …   English World dictionary

  • arcuation — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈwāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin arcuation , arcuatio arch, from arcuatus + ion , io ion 1. : an arching or curving : incurvation the arcuation of the face of a cliff 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • arcuation — /ahr kyooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being bent or curved. 2. the use of arches in building. 3. a system or grouping of arches. [1690 1700; < L arcuation (s. of arcuatio) a curving, equiv. to arcuat(us) curved (see ARCUATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • arcuation — A bending or curvature. * * * ar·cu·a·tion .är kyə wā shən n an arching or curving * * * ar·cu·a·tion (ahr ku aґshən) [L. arcuatio] curvature; especially an abnormal curvature …   Medical dictionary

  • Arcuation — A curve shaped like an arch or bow; arcuated is the adjectival form …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • arcuation — (ar ku a sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Courbure des os chez les enfants devenant rachitiques. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Arcuare, courber en arc, d arcus (voy. arc) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • arcuation — n. 1. (Rare.) Curvature, incurvation, curvity, flexure, bend, crook. 2. Layering, propagation by layers …   New dictionary of synonyms

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