cyma recta


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cyma rec·ta

 (rĕk′tə)
n.
A cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section convex.

[New Latin cȳma rēcta : cȳma, cyma + Latin rēcta, feminine of rēctus, straight, correct.]

cy′ma rec′ta

(ˈrɛk tə)
n.
a cyma whose concave part projects beyond the convex part..
[1695–1705; < New Latin: literally, straight cyma]
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Noun1.cyma recta - a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex
cyma, cymatium - (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
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Another, Daniel Maudlin, suggests that Palladio's main influence was on pattern-books and the resulting use of a simple cyma recta cornice moulding in the interior of buildings of all types.
sima: the uppermost member of a full classical order, usually a cyma recta, representing a roof gutter; a cymatium.
Compound, serpentine mouldings include cyma recta, cymatium, cyma reversa and beak moulding, whose upper part is concave and lower part is convex.