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Cyclopean

[sahy-kluh-pee-uh n, sahy-klop-ee-uh n] /ˌsaɪ kləˈpi ən, saɪˈklɒp i ən/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of the Cyclops.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) gigantic; vast.
3.
(usually lowercase) Architecture, Building Trades. formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted closely together without the use of mortar:
a cyclopean wall.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin Cyclōpē(us) (< Greek Kyklṓpeios, equivalent to Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -eios -eous) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Cyclopean

Cyclopean

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːən; saɪˈkləʊpɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling the Cyclops
2.
denoting, relating to, or having the kind of masonry used in preclassical Greek architecture, characterized by large dry undressed blocks of stone
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Word Origin and History for Cyclopean

cyclopean

adj.

1640s, from Latin cyclopeus, from Greek kyklopeios, from kyklopes (see cyclops).

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