pendentive

noun
pen·​den·​tive | \ pen-ˈden-tiv How to pronounce pendentive (audio) \

Definition of pendentive

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

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First Known Use of pendentive

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pendentive

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

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“Pendentive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pendentive. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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