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pen•den•tive



Pronunciation: (pen-den'tiv), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/pendentive.html on line 71 [key]
n. Archit.
1. any of several spandrels, in the form of spherical triangles, forming a transition between the circular plan of a dome and the polygonal plan of the supporting masonry.
2. any of several masonry devices, as squinches or trompes, for forming a transition between a circular or polygonal construction, as a dome or lantern, and supporting masonry of a different plan.

adj.
functioning as, or substituting for, a pendentive: pendentive corbeling.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/pendentive.html on line 120 pendentive (Encyclopedia)

 

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