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1) apse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...apse, the termination at the sanctuary end of a church, generally semicircular in plan but sometimes square or polygonal. The apse appeared early in Roman temples...

2) apse. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Architecture A usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church. 2. Astronomy An apsis. Variant...

3) basilica. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1a. A public building of ancient Rome having a central nave with an apse at one or both ends and two side aisles formed by rows of columns, which was used as a courtroom...

4) apsidal. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Of or relating to an apse. 2. Of or relating to an apsis....

5) apsis. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. apĚsiĚdes (-si-dz)1. Architecture An apse. 2. Astronomy The point of greatest or least distance of the orbit of a celestial body from a center...

6) basilica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in form with a roofed hall, the building usually contained an interior colonnade, with an apse at one end or at each end. The central aisle tended to be wide and...

7) tribune 2. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...platform or dais from which a speaker addresses an assembly. 2. The usually domed or vaulted apse of a basilica. 3. See gallery (sense 3a). French, from Old French,...

8) reredos. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the high altar of a church, forming a background for it. It may be placed against the apse wall at the extreme end or directly behind the altar, as in certain English...

9) presbytery. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...reserved for the higher clergy. It was also known in the early Christian Church as the apse, tribune, or exedra. In the English medieval cathedrals the presbytery...

10) basilica. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...parallel aisles separated by rows of columns, ending in a semicircular structure, the apse. Saint Peter s Basilica is the church of the Vatican in Rome. 1...

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