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meander

an ornamental pattern, esp as used in ancient Greek architecture

Meander

A running ornament consisting of a fret design with many involved turnings and an intricate variety of designs.

Meander

 

a common geometric design consisting of a line winding in and out at right angles. The meander was widely used in ancient Greek art. Its name derives from the winding Maeander River (now the Büyükmenderes) in Asia Minor.

meander

[mē′an·dər]
(hydrology)
A sharp, sinuous loop or curve in a stream, usually part of a series.
(oceanography)
A deviation of the flow pattern of a current.

fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.

labyrinth fret, key pattern, meander

labyrinth fret
A fret with many involved turnings.
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