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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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Hannon and Tiernan [9] presented a comprehensive review of the main biaxial test systems that have been developed based on cruciform specimen and classified them into two types: stand-alone biaxial testing machines and link mechanism attachments for biaxial testing.
If the fantastic is necessarily either marvelous or uncanny, then Cross and Cruciform in the Anglo-Saxon World will not bring much joy to the reader, unless she is an avowed and conscientious atheist.
2A): pronotum longer than head; lateral angle of pronotal collar little developed; mesonotum brown, with green markings; lateral sigilla dark near the pronotum and on the distal extremities, with the central area lighter and comma-shaped; submedian sigilla short, dark and fusiform; a broad mark and scutal depression black above the long cruciform elevation, flattened, with posterior apices short, rounded and close together (Fig.
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).
The outstanding monument which overlooks the Irish Sea is an example of a cruciform passage grave and famous for its decorative stones.
He said the bodies of Miss Alderton and Miss Nicholls had been left in similar positions, adding: "As with Anneli, (Annette's) body appeared deliberately to have been posed in a cruciform shape with her arms outstretched.
Prosecutor Peter Wright told a jury in the trial of mass murder accused Steve Wright: "They appeared to have been deliberately posed in cruciform shape.
Tower 2, the tallest of the three towers that Silverstein is developing and, with its sharply slanted roof, perhaps also the most striking, will have a cruciform layout in which two intersecting perpendicular corridors forming a crosshair will house the elevator banks at the center of the building's floorplate.
Just as Christ did away with sin through His death, burial, and resurrection, Superman, after saving earth, falls (in a cruciform pose) from space to earth, where his impact "buries" him in a crater, seemingly dead.
The most prominent visual icons here are a large, cruciform mold that Barney fills with petroleum jelly and puts through various dissections and gooey collapses, and a huge chunk of ambergris - the fragrant whale spew beloved of perfumers the world over - that's discovered by a gaggle of pearl-diving girls.
Some groupings of blocks yield cruciform shapes, others ascending or descending patterns.