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Cyclopean

[ sahy-kluh-pee-uhn, sahy-klop-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈpi ən, saɪˈklɒp i ən /
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adjective
of or characteristic of the Cyclops.
(sometimes lowercase) gigantic; vast.
(usually lowercase)Architecture, Building Trades. formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted closely together without the use of mortar: a cyclopean wall.
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Origin of Cyclopean

First recorded in 1635–45; from Latin Cyclōpē(us), from Greek Kyklṓpeios (equivalent to Kýklōp(s) + -eios adjective suffix) + -an; see Cyclops, -eous,-an
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British Dictionary definitions for Cyclopean

Cyclopean
/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːən, saɪˈkləʊpɪən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling the Cyclops
denoting, relating to, or having the kind of masonry used in preclassical Greek architecture, characterized by large dry undressed blocks of stone
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