arcuation

[ ahr-kyoo-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɑr kyuˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

the state of being bent or curved.
the use of arches in building.
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
/ (ˌɑːkjʊˈeɪʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for arcuation

arcuation
[ är′kyōō-āshən ]

n.

A curvature.
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