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dome

(dōm),
Structure rising to a hemispheric center.
[Fr., fr. L. domus, house]

dome

(dōm) [L domus, house]
A semicircular or balloon-shaped weakness in the wall of an aneurysm.
References in classic literature ?
Dead ahead," and I saw the opening, black and yawning in the glowing dome of this underworld.
It was useless to try to pass over her, for that would have allowed her to force us against the rocky dome above, and we were already too near that as it was.
When I reached the top I found the brass dome and the statue exactly as the pilot had described, but was too wearied with all I had gone through to do more than glance at them, and, flinging myself under the dome, was asleep in an instant.
At present RDN have 5 sonar domes in service on the ABSL and IVER class vessels, plus 2 spare domes.
Geodesic domes have been wind-tunnel tested to withstand 200 mph winds and can withstand heavy snow loads.
KEY SPECS: The technology allows for two separate, progressive contact closures in a single dome switch.
Unlike classic domes that may have resulted from a single continuous eruption, both Alpha and Beta probably formed from several eruptions over a period of time.
Today's monolithic domes usually sport planters around the base, with concrete shelves that jut out to make an inviting entry into the facility.
It was a passive solar geodesic dome home in the early stages of construction.
The written sources quoted by Necipoglu from contracts Sinan drew up with workers to produce high-quality dome bricks for the Suleymaniye mosque, and fixing the price of dressed masonry, reveal a unique insight into the construction process of the Ottoman era.
This contrasts with the traditional linear trimming process which uses the gap or space between the rings of the dome to hold the container.