being in the shape of a cross; cross-shaped.
- 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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How to use cruciform in a sentence
There are traces of an encircling wall, and projecting upwards from the centre is an extraordinary cruciform platform.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
Its cruciform construction of red brick is unusual with its numerous high, white shuttered windows.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
In later art the hand is sometimes surrounded by a cruciform nimbus, to indicate more clearly its divine character.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
Coity church, dating from the 14th century, is a fine cruciform building with central embattled tower in Early Decorated style.
The church of St Mary is a handsome cruciform Perpendicular building.
British Dictionary definitions for cruciform
shaped like a cross
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
- cruciformly, adverb
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