### arch

(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Bridges) A span that consists of an upwardly curved beam. The forces from the centre are distributed outwards. There are many types of arch, including Corbelled, Roman, Gothic, Arabic, Elliptic etc.

### Arch

A bridge of bone in the skull, such as zygomatic arch (Peters 1964).
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### Arch

An arch is a structure that spans a space and supports structure and weight below it. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture and their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures. ==Basic concepts== An arch is a pure compression...
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### Arch

• (n.) A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve. • (v. t.) To form or bend into the shape of an arch. • (n.) A chief. • (v. i.) To form into an arch; to curve. • (n.) Any part of a curved line. • (n.) Any place covered by an arch...
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### arch

<dentistry> Collectively, either the teeth or the basal bone of either jaw. ... (08 Jan 1998) ...
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(A) Round arch with (1) keystone, (2) voussoir, (3) springer, (4) impost, (5) pier. (B) The forces acting on the keystone: the downward load (1) is balanced by the upward thrust (2) from the two adjacent voussoirs. Ultimately, of course, the sideways components of these forces are borbe by the wall ...
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### arch

(ahrch) a structure of bowlike or curved outline.
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noun a passageway under a curved masonry construction; `they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory`
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### arch

condescending adjective (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
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### arch

(architecture) Click images to enlargeIn masonry, a curved structure that supports the weight of material over an open space, as in a bridge or doorway. The first arches consisted of several wedge-shaped stones supported by their mutual pressure....
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(earth science) In geomorphology (the study of landforms), any natural bridge-like land feature formed by erosion. Most sea arches are formed from the wave erosion of a headland where the backs of two caves have met and broken thr...
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### Arch

(foot) The high curved part of the foot between the ball of the foot and heel
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### arch

(of eyebrow) arco
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### Arch

(shoe) The high curved part of the shoes that supports the arch of the foot
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### arch

(verb) arquear
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### Arch

[sculpture] Arch is a public art work by artist Ernest Carl Shaw located at the Lynden Sculpture Garden near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture is an abstract form made of four steel bars arranged in a trapezoid; it is rust-colored and installed on the lawn. ...
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### Arch

Arch (ärch) adjective [ See Arch- , prefix ] 1. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal. « The most arch act of piteous massacre. Shak. » 2. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad. « [ He] spoke his re...
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### Arch

Arch intransitive verb To form into an arch; to curve.
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### Arch

Arch noun [ French arche , from Late Latin arca , for arcus . See Arc .] 1. (Geom.) Any part of a curved line. 2. (Architecture) (a) Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them dispose...
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### Arch

Arch transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Arched ; present participle & verbal noun Arching .] 1. To cover with an arch or arches. 2. To form or bend into the shape of an arch. « The horse arched h...
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### arch

a curvature; both the maxillary and mandibular ridge form a horseshoe shaped arch.
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### Arch

a curvature; both the maxillary and mandibular ridge form a horseshoe shaped arch.
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### arch

A curved compressive structural member, spanning openings or recesses; also built flat.
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### Arch

A curved or pointed structural element that is supported at its sides.
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### Arch

A curved stone structure resting on supports at both extremities used to sustain weight, to bridge or roof an open space.
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