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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cyma  \Cy"ma\  (s[imac]"m[.a])  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ky^ma.  See  {Cyme}] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  member  or  molding  of  the  cornice,  the  profile  of 
  which  is  wavelike  in  form 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  cyme.  See  {Cyme}. 
 
  {Cyma  recta},  or  {Cyma},  a  cyma,  hollow  in  its  upper  part  and 
  swelling  below. 
 
  {Cyma  reversa},  or  {Ogee},  a  cyma  swelling  out  on  the  upper 
  part  and  hollow  below. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cyma 
  n  :  (classical  architecture)  a  molding  for  a  cornice;  in  profile 
  it  is  partly  concave  and  partly  convex  [syn:  {cymatium}] 




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