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1. The act or process of abutting.
a. Something that abuts.
b. The point of contact of two abutting objects or parts.
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.
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1. the state or process of abutting
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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||abutment - 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 bridge|
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
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n (Archit) → Flügel- or Wangenmauer f
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n. refuerzo, remate; [dentistry] soporte.
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