abutment


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a·but·ment

 (ə-bŭt′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of abutting.
2.
a. Something that abuts.
b. The point of contact of two abutting objects or parts.
3.
a. The part of a structure that bears the weight or pressure of an arch.
b. A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
c. A structure that anchors the cables of a suspension bridge.

abutment

(əˈbʌtmənt) or

abuttal

n
1. the state or process of abutting
2.
a. something that abuts
b. the thing on which something abuts
c. the point of junction between them
3. (Architecture) architect civil engineering a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge

a•but•ment

(əˈbʌt mənt)

n.
1.
a. a masonry mass supporting and receiving the thrust of part of an arch or vault.
b. a mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at each end of a bridge.
2. the place where projecting parts abut.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abutment - point of contact between two objects or partsabutment - point of contact between two objects or parts
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
2.abutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridgeabutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
Translations

abutment

[əˈbʌtmənt] N (Archit) → estribo m, contrafuerte m (Carpentry) → empotramiento m

abutment

n (Archit) → Flügel- or Wangenmauer f

a·but·ment

n. refuerzo, remate; [dentistry] soporte.
References in classic literature ?
Once it chanced that I stood in the very abutment of a rainbow's arch, which filled the lower stratum of the atmosphere, tinging the grass and leaves around, and dazzling me as if I looked through colored crystal.
These, I am forced to believe, are all that remain of London Bridge, for nowhere else along the river is there any other slightest sign of pier or abutment.
The following forenoon the party reached the base of the barrier cliffs and for two days marched northward in an effort to discover a break in the frowning abutment that raised its rocky face almost perpendicularly above them, yet nowhere was there the slightest indication that the cliffs were scalable.
The inferior mountains on each side of the pass form a sort of frame for the picture of their dread lord, and close in the view so completely that no other prominent feature in the Oberland is visible from this BONG-A-BONG; nothing withdraws the attention from the solitary grandeur of the Finsteraarhorn and the dependent spurs which form the abutments of the central peak.
The front (water-side) foundation elements of the new abutment consist of cased large bore piles.
A bus carrying female students on a school trip hit a bridge abutment and overturned last week, killing 12.
A Community periodontal treatment need (CPITN ) probe was used to check the different indexes on the abutment and control tooth.
Impression-taking from the abutment phase to the final restorative phase,
This textbook describes dental implant abutments in 10 chapters on their materials, retaining screws, different implant-abutment connections, prefabricated implant abutments, the use of CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided milling) technology in custom abutment manufacturing, the relationship between abutment geometry and peri-implant tissue in esthetic zone cases, instrumentation for abutment modification, preparation techniques for one-piece titanium and zirconia implants, and cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization techniques.
This is of particular significance when designing and fabricating a fixed partial denture, since the forces that would normally be absorbed by the missing tooth are transmitted, through the pontic, retainers and connectors to the abutment teeth; in addition to those that are usually applied to the abutments.
Figure 1 (right) shows the abutment and provisional as presented during the first appointment.
The work involves strengthening the Rhyl side reinforced concrete abutment structure which has deteriorated since construction in 1932.