Pronunciation: (kon'zhā, -jā; Fr. kôn-zhā'), [key]
—pl. -gésPronunciation: (-zhāz, -jāz; Fr. -zhā'). [key]
1. leave-taking; farewell.
2. permission to depart.
3. sudden dismissal.
4. a bow or obeisance.
5. Archit.a concave molding, as an apophyge, formed by a quadrant curving away from a given surface and terminating perpendicular to a fillet parallel to that surface. Also,congee.
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