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cruciform

a geometric curve, shaped like a cross, that has four similar branches asymptotic to two mutually perpendicular pairs of lines. Equation:x2y2 -- a2x2 -- a2y2 = 0, where x = y = ± a are the four lines.

Cruciform

The characteristic cross-shaped plan for Gothic and other large churches that is formed by the intersection of nave, chancel, and apse with the transepts.

cruciform

[′krü·sə‚fȯrm]
(science and technology)
Resembling or arranged like a cross.

cruciform

cruciform
1. Cross-shaped.
2. The characteristic plan for Gothic and other large churches formed by the intersection of nave, chancel, and apse with the transepts.

cruciform

cruciform
Front view of an air-to-air missile.
A body shaped like a cross when viewed from the front. Normally missiles are cruciform shaped.
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Cruciform plan, Minarets located in two sides of the tag end of the facade, Ribbed dome upon the cylinder, Discrete two-layered dome.
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Qurana is also similar to the genera Gudaba and Calcagninus in having a very small and slender body, 2 pairs of tubercles on the abdominal sternite, and short and transverse male opercula, but it is distinguished by the following characters: postclypeus not prominent; rostrum very long, passing center of sternite III (about reaching posterior coxae in Gudaba and just passing posterior coxae in Calcagninus); anterolateral pronotal collar not dentate; hind wing with 6 apical cells (6 in Calcagninus but 5 in Gudaba); male abdomen short (longer than distance from head to cruciform elevation in Calcagninus and Gudaba); and tymbal cover nearly complete (very short in Calcagninus and Gudaba).
Reinhartz also makes a connection to the Bible with the perception of Cole in a cruciform position, one of the many characters in the 12 movies presented to portray this cruciform position.
After the crushing G-effect of gun launch, the two rounds deployed their cruciform fins and their rocket motors ignited.
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Above them both, from the cruciform limbs of the tree, white blossoms trumpet the present moment.
It will include adult and elderly wards in a cruciform style and feature single en-suite rooms with access to gardens.
To aid them with their compositions, I required a cruciform arrangement.
A forklift loads the cruciform with suspended bulk bag onto the intermediate frame at floor level remote from the base frame.
The base of each interior column is clad with one of four African cross motifs--two are Coptic Christian from Ethiopia, one is the cruciform with a globe superimposed upon it, and the fourth is a design from the original church reminiscent of the African weaving patterns.