Definition of Pendentive

1. n. The portion of a vault by means of which the square space in the middle of a building is brought to an octagon or circle to receive a cupola.



Definition of Pendentive

1. Noun. (architecture) The concave triangular sections of vaulting that provide the transition between a dome and the square base on which it is set and transfer the weight of the dome. ¹

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Definition of Pendentive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pendentive

pendant earring
pendantly
pendants
pendaunt
pended
pendejo
pendejos
pendelluft
pendeloque
pendeloques
pendence
pendencies
pendency
pendent
pendente lite
pendentive (current term)
pendentives
pendently
pendents
pendicle
pendicler
pendiclers
pendicles
pendimethalin
pending
pendragon
pendragons
pendrin
pends
pendula

Literary usage of Pendentive

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1. Indian Architecture: Its Psychology, Structure, and History from the First by Ernest Binfield Havell (1913)
"The usual type of pendentive in early Muham- madan buildings was a solid corner ... pendentive from Mosque at Old Delhi (from Fergusson's " History ")• the ..."

2. Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain by George Edmund Street (1914)
"... windows like those in the nave, and the apse by three windows, which on the outside have flat buttresses between them pendentive, ETC., UNDER ... ,. ..."

3. Gothic Architecture by Édouard Jules Corroyer, Edouard Corroyer, Walter Armstrong (1893)
"... built on precisely similar plan, with the exception of the number of bays to the nave. 3. SECTION OF A pendentive ON THE DIAGONAL A TO B IN PLAN, FIG. ..."

4. A Short History of Architecture by Arthur Lyman Tuckerman (1887)
"To comprehend the pendentive, let us take a circle and inscribe within it a square ; at the four angles of the square we will place solid piers of masonry ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"As the pendentive is most commonly built in the spandrels of large arches, ... The origin of the pendentive which we call Byzantine is not clear. ..."

6. Masonry: An Elementary Text-book for Students in Trade Schools and Apprentices by George R. Barham (1914)
"3o5. pendentiveS In Fig. 325 the pendentive is shown surmounted by a dome. The beds of the pendentive are level in the example, ..."

7. Moslem Architecture: Its Origins and Development by Giovanni Teresio Rivoira (1918)
"The assertion that, wherever and whenever the vaulted pendentive appears, it denotes decided Oriental influence, is quite arbitrary.1 Elsewhere I have ..."

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