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pendant | pendant earring | pendence | pendency | pendent | pendentive | pendently | pendice | pendicle | pendicler | pending

pendentive

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pen=den=tive

CIDE DICTIONARY

pendentiven. [F. pendentif, fr. L. pendere to hang.].
     The portion of a vault by means of which the square space in the middle of a building is brought to an octagon or circle to receive a cupola.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pendentive, n. Archit. a curved triangle of vaulting formed by the intersection of a dome with its supporting arches.

Etymology
F pendentif -ive (adj.) (as PENDANT)

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