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plafond

[pluh-fon; French pla-fawn] /pləˈfɒn; French plaˈfɔ̃/
noun, plural plafonds
[pluh-fonz; French pla-fawn] /pləˈfɒnz; French plaˈfɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
Architecture
1.
a ceiling, whether flat or arched, especially one of decorative character.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < French; Middle French platfond ceiling, literally, flat bottom, i.e., underside. See plate1, fund
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British Dictionary definitions for plafond

plafond

/pləˈfɒn; French plafɔ̃/
noun
1.
a ceiling, esp one having ornamentation
2.
a card game, a precursor of contract bridge
Word Origin
C17: from French, literally: ceiling, maximum, from plat flat + fond bottom, from Latin fundus bottom
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plafond in Medicine

plafond pla·fond (plə-fŏn', plä-fôɴ')
n.
An anatomical part or surface that is farthest from the midline of the body, especially the articular surface of the distal end of the tibia.

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