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Architecture. a semicircular or polygonal termination or recess in a building, usually vaulted and used especially at the end of a choir in a church.
Astronomy. an apsis.

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Origin of apse

First recorded in 1815–25; variant of apsis

OTHER WORDS FROM apse

ap·si·dal [ap-si-dl], /ˈæp sɪ dl/, adjectiveap·si·dal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apse

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noun

Also called: apsis a domed or vaulted semicircular or polygonal recess, esp at the east end of a church
astronomy another name for apsis (def. 1)

Derived forms of apse

apsidal (æpˈsaɪdəl, ˈæpsɪdəl), adjective

Word Origin for apse

C19: from Latin apsis, from Greek: a fitting together, arch, from haptein to fasten
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