pendentive

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English[edit]

A compound dome (red) with pendentives (yellow)

Etymology[edit]

From French pendentif.

Noun[edit]

pendentive (plural pendentives)

  1. (architecture) The concave triangular sections of vaulting that provide the transition between a dome and the square base on which it is set and transfer the weight of the dome.

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