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sexpartite

[seks-pahr-tahyt]
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adjective
  1. divided into or consisting of six parts.
  2. Architecture. (of a vault) divided into six compartments by two ogives and three transverse arches, one of which crosses the ogives at the point at which they cross each other.
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Origin of sexpartite

First recorded in 1750–60; sex- + partite
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Examples from the Web for sexpartite

Historical Examples

  • St. Juliens sexpartite vault has been replaced by a wooden roof.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • The Vaulting is generally simple, and acute, and usually of the quadripartite or sexpartite form.

  • The choir has one bay of quadripartite and one of sexpartite vaulting, and an apse.

  • Noyon Cathedral had from its start planned for a sexpartite vault by building its ground supports of alternating strength.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • The profiles were alike in both cathedrals, and so were the sexpartite vaulting and the embryo transept.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly


British Dictionary definitions for sexpartite

sexpartite

adjective
  1. (esp of vaults, arches, etc) divided into or composed of six parts
  2. maintained by or involving six participants or groups of participants
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