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1. often Cyclopean Relating to or suggestive of a Cyclops: a great Cyclopean monocle.
2. Very big; huge: has a cyclopean ego.
3. Of or constituting a primitive style of masonry characterized by the use of massive stones of irregular shape and size.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of, relating to, or resembling the Cyclops
2. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the kind of masonry used in preclassical Greek architecture, characterized by large dry undressed blocks of stone
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Cy•clo•pe•an(ˌsaɪ kləˈpi ən, saɪˈklɒp i ən)
1. of or resembling the Cyclopes: a Cyclopean eye.
2. (sometimes l.c.) gigantic; vast.
3. (usu. l.c.) formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted together without mortar.
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Built using massive, irregularly-shaped, uncemented blocks of stone, as was common in pre-classical ancient Greek architecture.
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|Adj.||1.||cyclopean - of or relating to or resembling the Cyclops; "Cyclopean eye"|
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Of extraordinary size and power:
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