[ahr-kyoo-ey-shuh n]


the state of being bent or curved.
the use of arches in building.
a system or grouping of arches.

Origin of arcuation

1690–1700; < Latin arcuātiōn- (stem of arcuātiō) a curving, equivalent to arcuāt(us) curved (see arcuate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for arcuation



the use of arches or vaults in buildings
an arrangement of arches

Word Origin for arcuation

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




A curvature.
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