Vitruvian
Vitruvian Vi*tru"vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect. [1913 Webster]

{Vitruvian scroll} (Arch.), a name given to a peculiar pattern of scrollwork, consisting of convolved undulations. It is used in classical architecture. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]


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  • vitruvian — vi·tru·vi·an …   English syllables

  • vitruvian — və̇.ˈtrüvēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, 1st century B.C. Roman architect and engineer + English an : of, relating to, or being in the architectural style of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vitruvian scroll — Vitruvian Vi*tru vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect. [1913 Webster] {Vitruvian scroll} (Arch.), a name given to a peculiar pattern of scrollwork, consisting of convolved undulations. It is used in classical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Vitruvian scroll — a scroll forming a stylized wave pattern. Also called running dog, Vitruvian wave, wave scroll. [1830 40; named after VITRUVIUS POLLIO] * * * …   Universalium

  • vitruvian scroll — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a scroll of convolved undulations used especially in friezes of the composite order * * * a scroll forming a stylized wave pattern. Also called running dog, Vitruvian wave, wave scroll. [1830 40; named after… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vitruvian module — A module (Latin modulus , a measure) is a term that was in use among Roman architects, corresponding to the semidiameter of the column at its base. The term was first set forth by Vitruvius (book iv.3), and was employed by architects in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vitruvian Man — noun A drawing of anatomy created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487 …   Wiktionary

  • Vitruvius Pollio — Vitruvian, adj. /vi trooh vee euhs pol ee oh / Marcus, fl. 1st century B.C., Roman architect, engineer, and author. * * * …   Universalium

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