cyma

noun
cy·​ma | \ ˈsī-mə How to pronounce cyma (audio) \

Definition of cyma

1 : a projecting molding whose profile is an S-shaped curve
2 : an S-shaped curve formed by the union of a concave line and a convex line

First Known Use of cyma

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cyma

Greek kyma, literally, wave

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“Cyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyma. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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