Definition of exedra in English:
noun (plural exedrae-drē)Architecture
1A room, portico, or arcade with a bench or seats where people may converse, especially in ancient Roman and Greek houses and gymnasia, typically semicircular in plan.
- Like its model, this tall octagonal building has two one-storey porticoes with some unusual Corinthian capitals and a two-storey curved exedra.
- When those same city fathers renovated North Side in the mid-1960s, they decided to dismantle the Anderson monument and destroy the exedra, wiping away the evidence, and the residents did not stop them.
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