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tra·be·at·ed

 (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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There is such a thing as architectural truth.' Thomson advocated 'trabeation'.
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