Part of a church built at right-angles to the main structure. May be added to an existing church, or be part of a cruciform building.
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noun structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles
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• (n.) The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. I...
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the area of a cruciform church lying at right angles to the principal axis. The bay at which the transept intersects the main body of the church is ... [2 related articles]
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For the periodical go to The Transept. A transept (with 2 semitransepts) is a transverse section, of any building, which lies across the main body of the building. In Christian churches, a transept is an area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform ("cross-shaped") building in Romanesque and Gothi...
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In architecture a transept is the transverse portion of any building lying across the main body of that building. In Christian churches transepts are the cross aisles of a church, projecting at right angles from the nave or choir. In the basilicas, they often had no projection at the two ends. In Go...
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The lateral extensions that form the cross of a Cruciform cathedral or church.
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Transverse nave in a cruciform church, crossing the main nave at the level of the presbytery.
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transept (trăn'sept") , term applied to the transverse portion of a building cutting its main axis at right angles or to each arm of such a portion. Transepts are found chiefly in churches, where, extending north and south from the main body, they create a cruciform plan. They may cons...
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1) Construction 2) It crosses the nave 3) Part of a church 4) Structure
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