• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toran (Indian Arch) A gateway, commonly of wood, but sometimes of stone, consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels. It is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toran In Buddhist arch., the gateway of a sacred rail, in wood or in stone, consisting essentially of an upright or pillar on each side, with a projecting crosspiece resting upon them. Typically there are three of these crosspieces superimposed, and the whole monument is frequently elaborately sculptured. The torans of Bharhut and of Sanchi in Central India are especially elaborate.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. tōraṇa, an arch, a gate


In news:

Nov 08th 2011 By Toran Isom.
Toran stepped up, and might need to again.
Maleek Toran 's numbers weren't going to jump out of the box score and scream for attention Saturday.
Oct 13th 2011 By Toran Isom.
"I'm just ready to step up however I'm needed," Toran said.
Browning made it clear if Toran is again asked to step in, he'll do so with a vote of confidence.
Oct 23rd 2012 By Toran Isom.

In science:

Introduction Motivated by the circuit value problem, and the delay to evaluate the output, Diaz, Serna, Spirakis, Toran, and Tsukiji initiated the study of depths in random circuits.
Longest path distance in random circuits