noun man·da·la \ˈmən-də-lə\

Definition of MANDALA

:  a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically :  a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation
:  a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing a multiple projection of an image
man·dal·ic \ˌmən-ˈda-lik\ adjective

Origin of MANDALA

Sanskrit maṇḍala circle
First Known Use: 1859

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


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