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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.
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
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"