In architecture an exedra is the projection of any part of a building in a rounded form or any out- of-door seat in stone, large enough for several persons; especially one of a curved form.
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a semicircular portico with curved outdoor high-backed benches that was often used in ancient Greek and Roman times as meeting area.
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In architecture, an open recess such as a niche containing a seat, and usually curved in plan. ...
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Any architectural element that opened off and onto a usually larger element. They took the form of a semi-circular or rectangular recess with an open front, and often had seats or benches. In Roman bath houses, exedrae were often open rooms off the palaestra, used for rest and relaxation and also fo...
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Ex'e·dra (ĕks'e*drȧ) noun ; plural Exedræ (- drē). [ Latin , from Gr 'exe`dra ; 'ex out + 'e`dra seat.] 1. (Class. Antiq.) A room in a public building, furnishe...
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• (n.) Any out-of-door seat in stone, large enough for several persons; esp., one of curved form. • (n.) The projection of any part of a building in a rounded form. • (n.) A room in a public building, furnished with seats.
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in architecture, semicircular or rectangular niche with a raised seat; more loosely applied, the term also refers to the apse (q.v.) of a church or ...
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In architecture, an exedra is a semicircular recess or plinth, often crowned by a semi-dome, which is sometimes set into a building`s facade. The original Greek sense (a seat out of doors) was applied to a room that opened onto a stoa, ringed with curved high-backed stone benches, a suitable place ...
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Rooms off the palaestra used for relaxation
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1) Curved high-back bench 2) Semicircular bench
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