hemicycle


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hemicycle

[′he·mē‚sī·kəl]
(mathematics)
A curve in the form of a semicircle.

hemicycle

1. A semicircular arena.
2. A room or division of a room in the form of a semicircle.
3. A semicircular recess.
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15) Michelangelo was forced at this juncture to suspend the vast expensive work on the drum for the main dome of St Peter's, concentrating his efforts and the financial resources of the Fabbrica on the attic and vaulting of the south apse or hemicycle (the so-called Cappella del Re di Francia, or Chapel of the King of France), begun by Antonio da Sangallo 'Il Giovane' (1484-1546), whom Michelangelo succeeded as chief architect and much criticised.
In the Herbert Jacobs House in Wisconsin (1944-1948) the architect designed a residence in the form of the "solar hemicycle," in which the semicircular floor plan has a blind, half-buried exterior wall with a northern exposure, whereas the southern facade has a glass curtain wall.
Hind wing almost hemicycle, ground color brownish grey, dorsum nearly straight with yellowish white stripes and spots along anal margin.
The record of sedimentary rocks grains turns out to be hemicycle with lighter and coarser upwards.
After becoming the first artist to perform in the hemicycle where the European Parliament holds its plenary sessions, the Parliament donated 2.
It draws attention to the bowed, or hemicycle ends of the house and the french windows which were added in the 18th century, when the central door was also installed.
Smart people with briefcases dash about while others prefer to relax in the Hemicycle members' coffee bar.
The cathedral of Quito, capital city of Ecuador, stands at the head of an incline articulated by a circular stair, in which a lower, convex hemicycle gives access to a concave hemicycle above.
The amphitheatre or hemicycle formation for a parliament embodied a single will, with no sanction for factions (which arose despite the design) or opposition parties.
The inaugural meeting was held in the still unfinished hemicycle for the European Parliament in Brussels.
Liberalism came to represent the center of the political hemicycle and thus came into the position of occupying center stage as well (to shift metaphors slightly, but deliberately).