arcuation

arcuation

[ahr-kyoo-ey-shuhn]
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; < Latin arcuātiōn- (stem of arcuātiō) a curving, equivalent to arcuāt(us) curved (see arcuate) + -iōn- -ion

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arcuation (ˌɑːkjʊˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the use of arches or vaults in buildings
2.  an arrangement of arches
 
[C17: from Late Latin arcuātiō arch, from Latin arcuāre to curve]

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

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