- divided into or consisting of six parts.
- Architecture. (of a vault) divided into six compartments by two ogives and three transverse arches, one of which crosses the ogives at the point at which they cross each other.
Origin of sexpartite
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St. Juliens sexpartite vault has been replaced by a wooden roof.
The Vaulting is generally simple, and acute, and usually of the quadripartite or sexpartite form.The Seven Periods of English Architecture
The choir has one bay of quadripartite and one of sexpartite vaulting, and an apse.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain
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Noyon Cathedral had from its start planned for a sexpartite vault by building its ground supports of alternating strength.
The profiles were alike in both cathedrals, and so were the sexpartite vaulting and the embryo transept.
- (esp of vaults, arches, etc) divided into or composed of six parts
- maintained by or involving six participants or groups of participants
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