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rotunda

a building or room having a circular plan, esp one that has a dome

Rotunda

A building that is round both inside and outside, usually covered with a dome.

Rotunda

 

a centric construction circular in plan and usually domed. Often there are columns along the perimeter of a rotunda. Greek tholoi, some Roman temples (such as the Pantheon) and mausoleums, baptisteries, and some churches (mainly in the Romanesque, Renaissance, and classicistic styles) are in the form of rotundas. Since the 18th century park pavilions have been constructed as rotundas.

rotunda

1. A circular building, especially one with a dome.
2. A circular hall in a large building, esp. one covered by a cupola.
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His calculations had been just, and he had wandered about the rotunda for only ten minutes, looking again at the paintings, commemorative of the national annals, which occupy its lower spaces, and at the simulated sculptures, so touchingly characteristic of early American taste, which adorn its upper reaches, when the charming women he had been counting on presented themselves in charge of a licensed guide.
The first of the portable rotundas, which resemble pocket gardens, was placed at the Ayala Avenue-Edsa intersection in Makati City early Thursday morning.
I AM very surprised that a group called The Rotundas has not been mentioned - after all, there has been a lot of publicity lately about the Rotunda