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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.
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Although it has a similar dome buttressed by massive volutes and a similar centralised radiating plan, not only is the detail different, but it lacks the domed sanctuary while having a smaller subsidiary dome over the entrance instead; it also has only one campanile rather than two.
Public familiarity with dome architecture has grown as people have been exposed to domed stadiums, radar stations, conservatories, and theaters.
A drawing by Tubbs dated 17 November shows the mighty round hole of August transformed into a circular, domed and buttressed building.
Interposed between the domed ceiling with its oculus and the readers, Navarro Baldeweg has suspended a glimmering metal baldacchino which sheds light and shadow over the white interior of the drum to diffuse gently onto the desks below.