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arcuation

[ahr-kyoo-ey-shuh n] /ˌɑr kyuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the state of being bent or curved.
2.
the use of arches in building.
3.
a system or grouping of arches.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin arcuātiōn- (stem of arcuātiō) a curving, equivalent to arcuāt(us) curved (see arcuate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for arcuation

arcuation

/ˌɑːkjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the use of arches or vaults in buildings
2.
an arrangement of arches
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin arcuātiō arch, from Latin arcuāre to curve
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arcuation in Medicine

arcuation ar·cu·a·tion (är'kyōō-ā'shən)
n.
A curvature.

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