volute

A decorative coil - as for example on ornamental handles on pottery and at the ends of the horizontal comb-piece topping some windsor chair backs. It was copied from the coils near the top of an Ionic column in Classical architecture.

Volute

In architecture, a volute is the scroll or spiral ornament forming the characteristic features of the Ionic capital, and on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals.
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Volute

[pump] The volute of a centrifugal pump is the casing that receives the fluid being pumped by the impeller, slowing down the fluid`s rate of flow. A volute is a curved funnel that increases in area as it approaches the discharge port. The volute converts kinetic energy into pressure by reducing speed while increasing pressure, helping to ba...
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Volute

Spiral scroll at angle of a capital.
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Volute

Spiral scroll.
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Volute

a spiral scroll, found on the capital of the ionic order. The centre is often referred to as the 'eye'. See Classical Architecture.
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Volute

Spiral scroll placed at each angle of the Corinthian-derived capital. The term strictly refers to the spiral scrolls of a classical capital but its more general sense applies to any curved ornament, particularly on capitals and consoles.
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Volute

A spiral or twisted formation or object. In architecture this spiral ornament is found especially on the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and composite orders.
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Volute

Vo·lute' noun [ French volute (cf. Italian voluta ), Latin voluta , from volvere , volutum , to roll. See Voluble .] 1. (Architecture) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a...
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volute

1. A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. ... 2. <zoology> A spiral turn, as in certain shells. ... 3. <zoology> Any voluta. Volute spiring, a spring formed of a spiral scroll of plate, rod, or wire, extended or extens...
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volute

(vo-lūt´) rolled up.
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Volute

• (n.) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See Illust. of Capital, also Helix, and Stale. • (n.) Any voluta. • (n.) A spiral turn, as in certain shells.
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volute

any marine snail of the family Volutidae (subclass Prosobranchia of the class Gastropoda). Most species have large, colourful shells, typically with ... [1 related articles]
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Volute

A spiral scroll form of ornamentation, usually a carving.
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Volute

A spiral scroll as used in Greek architecture, usually with two scrolls placed at either end of a flat section. Sometimes twisted.
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volute

Type: Term Pronunciation: vō-lūt′ Definitions: 1. Rolled up; convoluted.
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Volute

A volute is a spiral, scroll-like ornament that forms the basis of the Ionic order, found in the capital of the Ionic column. It was later incorporated into Corinthian order and Composite column capitals. Four are normally to be found on an Ionic capital, eight on Composite capitals and smaller versions (sometimes called helix) on the Corinthian c...
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Volute

Spiral scroll at angle of a capital.
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Volute

A carved spiral form in classical architecture; often used in pairs as in the capitals of Ionic columns.
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Volute

Rolled up.
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