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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.
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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.
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cruciform

[′krü·sə‚fȯrm]
(science and technology)
Resembling or arranged like a cross.
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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.
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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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In this section, literature review on the use of both plain and flanged cruciform members is presented particularly highlighting torsional buckling resistance.
A further method of reflecting the vocal text visually in the score is to employ motifs with disjunct, often chromatic melodic contours that outline cruciform shapes on the staff.
The European Commission had to carry out a massive decontamination of the Berlaymont (a cruciform building constructed in the 1960s, where the majority of the institution's civil servants work) between 1995 and 1999.
The greater value of the book, however, is seen in how the prophetic integrity of his life and his commitment to cruciform witness surfaced again and again.
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lA): pronotum longer than head; with four shallow furrows; lateral angle of pronotal collar poorly developed and brownish; mesonotum light brownish, with submedian sigilla dark brown well-defined and comma-shaped; the lateral sigilla light brown; a transverse, irregular-shaped stripe and two small black punctiform marks, above the cruciform elevation; cruciform elevation not very long, flattened and with the back apites short, rounded and close together (Fig.
It was a very ungainly looking arm with a two-piece stock that left the massive, square receiver exposed, an oddly shaped bolt handle, a rather lengthy barrel and it mounted a long, brass-hilled cruciform bayonet (affectionately known to the French Poilu as "Rosalie," while German soldiers referred to it as the "knitting needle").
banned these buns from schools on the grounds that their cruciform symbolism might offend non-Christians!
The absorbent assembly may be attached in a cruciform pattern to the chassis to allow portions of the chassis underlying the absorbent assembly and lying outside the cruciform attachment pattern to extend laterally.