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pendentive

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noun pen·den·tive \pen-ˈden-tiv\

Definition of pendentive

  1. :  one of the concave triangular members that support a dome over a square space



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Origin and Etymology of pendentive

French pendentif, from Latin pendent-, pendens, present participle of pendēre


First Known Use: circa 1741


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