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n. pl. cy·ma·tia (-shə, -shē-ə)
1. See cyma.
2. The topmost molding of a classical cornice.
[Latin cȳmatium, from Greek kūmation, diminutive of kūma, cyma; see cyma.]
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n, pl -tia (-tɪə; -ʃɪə)
(Architecture) architect the top moulding of a classical cornice or entablature
[C16: see cyma]
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cy•ma•ti•um(sɪˈmeɪ ʃi əm, saɪ-)
n., pl. -ti•a (-ʃi ə)
the uppermost member of a classical cornice: usu. a cyma recta in form.
[1555–65; < Latin < Greek kȳmátion, diminutive of kŷma wave; see cyma]
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|Noun||1.||cymatium - (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)|
cyma recta - a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex
cyma reversa, ogee - a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
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