terminal figure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n terminal figure (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome
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In literature:

He has no desire to figure in history as a Napoleon of science whose conquests must terminate with his life.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
The termination of these three dimensions is what we call figure.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
On Italian console tables and French commodes we see the two simple curves disguised by terminal figures.
"The Art of Interior Decoration" by Grace Wood
He bears a globe in his right hand, with "MUNDUS PACIS" upon it; a sceptre in his left, which I think has terminated in a human figure.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The two wires leading from the right of the figure are those extending to the distant office, and terminate there in second selectors.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
Grotesque terminal figures, half-human, half-monster, supported the front of the buffets, or were the supporting terminals of cornices.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden
The other terminal connects with the switch at C (Figure 5).
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson
Hence, after gusts, distant objects appear distinct, their figures sharply terminated.
"Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself, Volume II (of 2)" by Benjamin Franklin
The top terminates in a finely-carved figure, and the body is flattened towards the lower end.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel

In news:

Despite some half a billion dollars in improvements over the years, Penn Station is still one of the most difficult transit hubs to figure out, the perennial ugly sister to a majestic Grand Central Terminal.
In approximately 40% of patients, Crohn 's disease affects the terminal ileum (Figure) and the cecum.
The termination of one of Park City's Midwives from the Specialty Clinic located at Park City Medical Center has members of the community working to figure out how she can be reinstated.

In science:

The bottom panels of Figure 3 illustrate the sequantial distribution of the local chirality defects, bi . (i is counted here from the begining of the fragment and not from the N-terminal of the host protein).
Chirality and Protein Folding
If αk corresponds to the terminal node at the end of the shortest branch of D, D(γ2 ) is Case 3 in Figure 1.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
If αk is the terminal node at the end of a long branch, then g = E (1) and the diagram from Figure 1 is Case 5.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
Figure 6. A path P touching y = x at (k , k) for the last time before touching the terminal point (n − m, n − m).
Some identities and formulas involving generalized Catalan numbers
Figure 3: Natural dimension-quenching transitions of orbifolded type 0 string theories terminate with type II string theory in the critical dimension (D = 10).
Charting the landscape of supercritical string theory