arching

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arching

[′ärch·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The transfer of stress from a yielding part of a soil mass to adjoining less-yielding or restrained parts of the mass.
A system of arches.
The arched part of a structure.
(geology)
The folding of schists, gneisses, or sediments into anticlines.
(mining engineering)
Curved support for roofs of openings in mines.

arching

1. The transfer of stress from a yielding part of a soil mass to adjoining less-yielding or restrained parts of the mass.
2. A system of arches.
3. The arched part of a structure.