apse NOUN a large semicircular or polygonal recess with a domed roof, typically at a church's eastern end.
DERIVATIVES apsidal adjective.
ORIGIN Greek apsis 'arch, vault' .

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  • apsidal — APSIDÁL, Ă, apsidali, e, adj. (astron.) Referitor la apsidă, de apsidă. – Din fr. apsidal. Trimis de cata, 09.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  apsidál adj. m., pl. apsidáli; f. sg. apsidálă …   Dicționar Român

  • Apsidal — Ap si*dal ([a^]p s[i^]*dal), a. 1. (Astron.) Of or pertaining to the apsides of an orbit. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Of or pertaining to the apse of a church; as, the apsidal termination of the chancel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apsidal — [ap′si dəl] adj. of an apse or apsis * * * ap·si·dal (ăpʹsĭ dəl) adj. 1. Of or relating to an apse. 2. Of or relating to an apsis. * * * …   Universalium

  • apsidal — [ap′si dəl] adj. of an apse or apsis …   English World dictionary

  • Apsidal —    Pertaining or relating to an apse; like an apse, as apsidal chancel …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Apsidal precession — This article is about rotation of the orbit of a celestial body. For precession of the rotational axis, see precession of the equator. For change in orbital inclination, see precession of the ecliptic. In celestial mechanics, perihelion… …   Wikipedia

  • apsidal — adjective Date: 1846 of or relating to an apse or apsis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apsidal — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or in the form of an apse b) Of or pertaining to the apsides …   Wiktionary

  • apsidal — shaped like an apse Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • apsidal — ap·si·dal …   English syllables

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