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 periodicals archive ?
In conclusion remaining dentin thickness must be an important consideration, because it plays a very important role during abutment tooth preparation for final partial denture such as bridge work and crown.
The overdenture utilizes abutment tooth for support, stability, and retention.
There is better patient compliance and esthetics however they accompany with them disadvantages like natural abutment tooth loss, postoperative sensitivity and increase incidence of caries and periodontitis of neighboring teeth5.
Part 2 consisted of complications related to abutment that includes abutment loss which was checked visually, pocketing which was checked with the help of Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN) probe and 3mm depth was considered as pocket, calculus and plaque were visualized by means of eye sight, while the mobility of abutment was checked by applying force bucco-lingually on abutment with the help of handle of mirror and 1mm movement of abutment in bucco-lingual direction was considered as mobile, gingival recession of abutment tooth was visualized and noted by comparing it with gingival level of adjacent teeth, caries was checked with the help of probe and mirror according to criteria of WHO.