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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apse  \Apse\,  n.;  pl  Apses.  [See  {Apsis}.] 
  1.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  projecting  part  of  a  building,  esp.  of  a  church, 
  having  in  the  plan  a  polygonal  or  semicircular 
  termination,  and  most  often  projecting  from  the  east 
  end  In  early  churches  the  Eastern  apse  was  occupied 
  by  seats  for  the  bishop  and  clergy.  Hence: 
  b  The  bishop's  seat  or  throne,  in  ancient  churches. 
 
  2.  A  reliquary,  or  case  in  which  the  relics  of  saints  were 
  kept. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  also  written  apsis  and  absis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apse 
  n  :  a  domed  or  vaulted  recess  or  projection  on  a  building 
  especially  the  east  end  of  a  church;  usually  contains  the 
  the  altar  [syn:  {apsis}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  APSE 
 
  {Ada  Programming  Support  Environment} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APSE 
  Ada  Programming  Support  Environment 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APSE 
  Agfa  Publishing  Systems  Environment  (Agfa,  DTP) 
 
 




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