Definitions

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

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

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

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  • noun a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below

Etymologies

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

[New Latin cȳma reversa : cȳma, cyma + Latin reversa, feminine of reversus, turned back.]

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cyma + Latin reversa ("returned")

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