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domical

or domic

[doh-mi-kuh l, dom-i- or doh-mik, dom-ik] /ˈdoʊ mɪ kəl, ˈdɒm ɪ- or ˈdoʊ mɪk, ˈdɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
2.
having a dome.
Origin of domical
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; dome + -ical
Related forms
domically, adverb
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  • In some bas-reliefs, buildings with roofs of a domical shape are represented.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • In a "domical chamber," situated along the course of one of these burrows, Dr. Anderson found no less than 68 bulbs stored up.

  • The top is not, as we might have looked for, domical; it imitates the forms of a wooden roof.

    Studies of Travel: Italy Edward A. Freeman
  • It is decorated with many niches and figures, and a fine cresting round the domical top.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • All the vaults are domical, and those of the nave spring from corbels carved in the style of Venetian fifteenth-century work.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • The French term bomb is more exact than such expressions as domical and domed.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The latter was a basilica; 515 while the church alluded to in the biography of S. Theodore was a domical building.

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Alexander Van Millingen
  • In some of the central and southern districts, domes, or at least domical vaults, were employed.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith

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