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noun Architecture.
  1. an arcade of small dimensions.
  2. a blind arcade, as a series of arches superimposed on the walls of a building for decoration.
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Origin of arcature

< Medieval Latin arcāt(a) an arch (see arcade) + -ure
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  • Arcature, in architecture, a small arcade built into a wall or applied against it, decorative rather than structural.

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British Dictionary definitions for arcature


  1. a small-scale arcade
  2. a set of blind arches attached to the wall of a building as decoration
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