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cyma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyma (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cyma a cyma, hollow in its upper part and swelling below.
    • Cyma (Bot) A cyme. See Cyme.
    • Cyma (Arch) A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyma In architecture, a member or molding of the cornice, of which the profile is an ogee, or curve of contrary flexure. Of this molding there are two kinds: cyma recta, or Doric cyma (sometimes called beak-molding), which is concave at the top and convex at the bottom; and cyma reversa, or Lesbian cyma, which is convex at the top and concave at the bottom. Both kinds of the cyma are also called ogee. Also written cyme, cima.
    • n cyma In botany, same as cyme.
    • n cyma [capitalized] Same as Cuma, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyma sī′ma a moulding of the cornice, an ogee
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ky^ma See Cyme
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kyma, a billow.

Usage

In literature:

Cyma from the Tholos, Epidauros.
"The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration, Vol. 1, 1895" by Various
Sketch the cyma recta.
"Polly in New York" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In news:

Nickolodeon's Cyma Zarghami concluded her commencement address at the University of Vermont by - 10:39 am.
Nickolodeon's Cyma Zarghami concluded her commencement address at the University of Vermont by - 6:12 am.
Cyma Prism, $350, Goodman's Jewelers.
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