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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.
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.
(science and technology)
Resembling or arranged like a cross.
2. The characteristic plan for Gothic and other large churches formed by the intersection of nave, chancel, and apse with the transepts.
A body shaped like a cross when viewed from the front. Normally missiles are cruciform shaped.