Definition of Cusp

1. Noun. Point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch).

Generic synonyms: Point
Derivative terms: Cuspidal



2. Noun. A thin triangular flap of a heart valve.
Exact synonyms: Leaflet
Generic synonyms: Flap
Group relationships: Cardiac Valve, Heart Valve
Derivative terms: Leaf

3. Noun. Small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth.
Group relationships: Tooth
Generic synonyms: Peak, Point, Tip

Definition of Cusp

1. n. A triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.

2. v. t. To furnish with a cusp or cusps.

Definition of Cusp

1. Noun. A sharp point or pointed end. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events. ¹

3. Noun. (geometry) A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture.Russell Sturgis, ed. (1902). ''A Dictionary of Architecture and Building: Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive''. 3. Macmillan. ¹

5. Noun. (astrology) A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses. ¹

6. Noun. (dentistry) Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cusp

1. a pointed end [n -S] : CUSPAL, CUSPATE, CUSPATED, CUSPED [adj]

Medical Definition of Cusp

1. A rigid, sharp point, especially on a leaf. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cusp

cushionets
cushioning
cushionless
cushionlike
cushions
cushiony
cushoon
cushty
cushy
cusimanse
cusk
cusk-eel
cuskin
cuskins
cusks
cusp (current term)
cusp angle
cusp height
cusp of Carabelli
cusp of tooth
cuspad
cuspal
cuspal interference
cuspate
cuspated
cusped
cusped geometry
cusper
cuspers
cuspid

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