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 (trā′bē-ā′tĭd) also tra·be·ate (-bē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj. Architecture
Having horizontal beams or lintels rather than arches.

[From Latin trabs, trab-, beam (influenced by trabeātus, clothed in the trabea, a ritual garment); see treb- in Indo-European roots.]

tra′be·a′tion n.
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(ˈtreɪbɪˌeɪtɪd) or


(Architecture) architect constructed with horizontal beams as opposed to arches. Compare arcuate
[C19: back formation from trabeation, from Latin trabs a beam]
ˌtrabeˈation n
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(ˈtreɪ biˌeɪ tɪd)

also tra•be•ate

(-bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

1. constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling.
2. of or designating architecture or construction employing beams or lintels exclusively.
[1835–45; < Latin trabē(s) beam + -ate1 + -ed2]
tra`be•a′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trabeated - not arcuatetrabeated - not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
straight - free from curves or angles; "a straight line"
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