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arcuation

[ahr-kyoo-ey-shuh n]
noun
  1. the state of being bent or curved.
  2. the use of arches in building.
  3. a system or grouping of arches.
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Origin of arcuation

1690–1700; < Latin arcuātiōn- (stem of arcuātiō) a curving, equivalent to arcuāt(us) curved (see arcuate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for arcuation

arcuation

noun
  1. the use of arches or vaults in buildings
  2. an arrangement of arches
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin arcuātiō arch, from Latin arcuāre to curve
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arcuation in Medicine

arcuation

(är′kyōō-āshən)
n.
  1. A curvature.
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