Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section convex.

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  • noun architecture A cyma (moulding) concave in its upper part, and convex in its lower part.

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  • noun a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin cȳma rēcta : cȳma, cyma + Latin rēcta, feminine of rēctus, straight, correct.]

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cyma + Latin rēcta ("straight")

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