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cathedral


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cathedral  \Ca*the"dral\,  n.  [LL.  cathedralis  (sc.  ecclesia):  cf 
  F.  cath['e]drale.  See  {Cathedra}.] 
  The  principal  church  in  a  diocese,  so  called  because  in  it 
  the  bishop  has  his  official  chair  (Cathedra)  or  throne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cathedral  \Ca*the"dral\,  a.  [LL.  cathedralis:  cf  F. 
  cath['e]dral.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  head  church  of  a  diocese;  as  a 
  cathedral  church;  cathedral  service. 
 
  2.  Emanating  from  the  chair  of  office,  as  of  a  pope  or 
  bishop;  official;  authoritative. 
 
  Now  what  solemnity  can  be  more  required  for  the 
  pope  to  make  a  cathedral  determination  of  an 
  article!  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  Resembling  the  aisles  of  a  cathedral;  as  cathedral  walks. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cathedral 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  resembling  a  cathedral;  "tall  trees 
  whose  branches  met  to  form  cathedral  arches  over  the 
  path" 
  2:  relating  to  or  containing  or  issuing  from  a  bishop's  office 
  or  throne;  "a  cathedral  church" 
  n  1:  any  large  and  important  church 
  2:  the  principal  Christian  church  building  of  a  bishop's 
  diocese 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cathedral  n.,adj.  [see  {bazaar}  for  derivation]  The 
  `classical'  mode  of  software  engineering  long  thought  to  be  necessarily 
  implied  by  {Brooks's  Law}.  Features  small  teams,  tight  project  control, 
  and  long  release  intervals.  This  term  came  into  use  after  analysis  of 
  the  Linux  experience  suggested  there  might  be  something  wrong  (or  at 
  least  incomplete)  in  the  classical  assumptions. 
 
 




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