EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped. Origin of cruciform 1655–65;
) cross +
-form Related forms cru·ci·for·mi·ty, noun cru·ci·form·ly, adverb non·cru·ci·form, adjective non·cru·ci·form·ly, adverb sub·cru·ci·form, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cruciform Historical Examples of cruciform
cruciform, and consisted of nave, transepts, and chancel.
The church is
cruciform, and its spire the landmark for the surrounding country.
It is a
cruciform building, and a steeple rises from the centre.
The ground-floor contained a
cruciform passage and six divisions.
The church of All Saints is
cruciform, with central tower and spire. British Dictionary definitions for cruciform noun a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation: x ² y ² – a ² x ² – a ² y ² = 0, where x = y = ± a are the four lines Derived Forms cruciformly, adverb Word Origin for cruciform
C17: from Latin
crux cross + -form
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Word Origin and History for cruciform adj.
1660s, from Modern Latin
cruciformis, from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see cross (n.)) + forma "form" (see form (n.)).
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