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semidome

A dome equivalent to one-quarter of a hollow sphere, covering a semicircular area, such as an apse.
See also: Dome
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semidome

semidome: apse of Suleimanie Mosque, Istanbul 1550 A.D.
A dome equivalent to one-quarter of a hollow sphere, covering a semicircular area, such as an apse.
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