Definition of trabeation in English:

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trabeation

Pronunciation: /ˌtrābēˈāSHən/

noun

The use of beams in architectural construction, rather than arches or vaulting.
Example sentences
  • They refer to windows as ‘glazing’ or ‘fenestration’ and a beam or lintel as ‘trabeation’… Nothing is simply flat, it's ‘planar’ instead.
  • These include parts of a cornice and trabeation with sculpted round loaves of bread and a large travertine block incised to look like a wicker basket.
  • On the same occasion the cornice and the trabeation were repaired by means of cement mortar.

Derivatives

trabeated

Pronunciation: /ˈtrābēādəd/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This constant oscillation in the reading of figure-ground is heightened further by the memory of the trabeated system to which the Doric columns allude.
  • That is, the interpretation of the Acropolis as an archetypal composition of primary building types: the Parthenon, a trabeated temple (columns and beams), and the Erechtheum, a building composed of walls.
  • The cross section is typical or Addison's work - playing flame against wall and screen, through bays receding from and projecting beyond the beams and columns of a trabeated structure.

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting a horizontal beam): formed irregularly from Latin trabs, trab- 'beam, timber' + -ation.

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