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plan of the 4th-century ad
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy
A. apse
B. transept
C. nave
D. aisles
E. narthex
F. atrium

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 (ăps)
n.
1. Architecture A usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church.
2. Astronomy An apsis.

[Variant of apsis.]

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(æps)
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1. (Architecture) Also called: apsis a domed or vaulted semicircular or polygonal recess, esp at the east end of a church
2. (Astronomy) astronomy another name for apsis1
[C19: from Latin apsis, from Greek: a fitting together, arch, from haptein to fasten]
apsidal adj

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(æps)

n.
1. a usu. vaulted semicircular or polygonal termination or recess in a building, esp. at the end of a church.
[1815–25; variant of apsis]
ap′si•dal, adj.

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- From Latin apsis, meaning "fastening together," it is based on the notion that a vaulted space seems to be the joining together of arcs to form a circle.
See also related terms for joining.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apse - a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a churchapse - a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
tribune - the apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's throne
Translations
absidiapsidiapsiskuori
apszis
abscisse

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[æps] Nábside m

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[ˈæps] nabside f

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nApsis f

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[æps] n (Archit, Geom) → abside f
References in classic literature ?
There are, invariably, two naves, which intersect in a cross, and whose upper portion, rounded into an apse, forms the choir; there are always the side aisles, for interior processions, for chapels,--a sort of lateral walks or promenades where the principal nave discharges itself through the spaces between the pillars.
Raoul walked away, dejectedly, to the graveyard in which the church stood and was indeed alone among the tombs, reading the inscriptions; but, when he turned behind the apse, he was suddenly struck by the dazzling note of the flowers that straggled over the white ground.
At that moment, we were just in front of the high altar; and the moonbeams fell straight upon us through the stained-glass windows of the apse.
Finding of the Grail,' which is for the apse of the Abbey church.
It has a magnificent arched roof and seating area within the former apse to the chapel.
Councillor Archie Dryburgh, chairman of APSE, said: "I am delighted our own environmental health team from Dumfries and Galloway has come top in these awards and I'd like to congratulate the team for all their hard work.
The church apse likewise has an interesting feature -pockmarks or bullet holes from the skirmishes between government forces and Hukbalahap guerrillas in 1945 to 1948.
El analisis de datos de la investigacion manifesto que, tanto por parte del MEP y los grupos gremiales ANDE y APSE, no ha existido un abordaje a profundidad respecto a los desafios eticos y que el tema ha sido emprendido de manera indirecta por las entidades, por tanto, resulta necesario establecer una agenda de trabajo articulada por los diferentes agentes que componen el proceso educativo.
The winners of each category will be announced in Derry in Northern Ireland at the APSE Annual Service Awards Charity Dinner on Thursday, September 8.
The two sisters and Paschal himself appear prominently in the apse mosaic with Peter, Paul, and the enthroned Christ.
Bu sunumumuzda, goz kapaginda sislik nedeniyle oral steroid tedavisi alan ve intrakranial apse gelisen bir olguyu sunmayi amacladik.
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