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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One of the triangular spherical sections of vaulting that spring from the corners of a rectangular ground plan and serve to allow the room enclosing it to be covered by a cupola of rounded or polygonal plan.

Usage examples (21)
  • Adjective : pendentive corbeling
  • The westernmost pendentive on either side rests on a
  • The last pendentive of the vaulting rests on a single shaft springing directly from a head-corbel.
  • The most remarkable part of the structure is the cupola, terminating in an octagonal lantern, and supported on pendentive arches. for more
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