arcuation


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ar·cu·a·tion

 (är′kyo͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1. The process of curving or the condition of being curved.
2. The use of arches or vaults in building.

arcuation

(ˌɑːkjʊˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Architecture) the use of arches or vaults in buildings
2. (Architecture) an arrangement of arches
[C17: from Late Latin arcuātiō arch, from Latin arcuāre to curve]
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