Definition of cruciform in English:
1Having the shape of a cross: a cruciform sword
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- There is also an early version of the passage-tomb, in a cruciform shape, it's one of the largest surviving monuments of the Carrowmore cemetery.
- The building inside was redesigned into its true cruciform shape.
- Chalcolithic stone figures take a cruciform shape from the outstretched arms or from a second figure at right angles to the first.
1.1Of or denoting a church having a cross-shaped plan with a nave and transepts.
- The depiction in 1648 still reflects the medieval cruciform plan of the church, with a prominent tower (replaced in the 18th century) at the centre.
- Within Tisbury itself is its cruciform church, C12 with C14 and C15 additions.
- The church's presence on a major suburban road is prominent, not for a spire, steeple or traditional cruciform design, but for its textured walls in contrasting tan and blonde brick.
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A thing shaped like a cross.
- The results suggest that long inverted repeats can form hairpins or cruciforms when they are located within a region of the helix backbone that is intrinsically curved, leading to large mobility anomalies in polyacrylamide gels.
- Flutists are asked to sing through their instruments, pianists are asked to whistle and moan, and instrumental scores are visually twisted into circles or cruciforms.
- These are arranged in a double cruciform, four apartments radiating from each staircase, which ingeniously receives borrowed daylight from two diagonally opposite corners, the other two corners containing service lifts.
Mid 17th century: from Latin crux, cruc- 'cross' + -iform.
Words that rhyme with cruciformvariform • vitriform
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