What is dome?

  • (noun): A concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward.
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A dome is an element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Dome structures made of various materials have a long architectural lineage extending into prehistory.

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1509 Istanbul Earthquake - Damage
... The newly built Bayezid II Mosque was badly damaged, the main dome was destroyed and a minaret collapsed ... The Fatih Mosque suffered damage to its four great columns and the dome was split ... Inside the mosque, the plaster that had been used to cover up the Byzantine mosaics inside the dome fell off, revealing the Christian images ...
Forest Park High School (Woodbridge, Virginia) - County Observatory
... Prince William County Observatory complex consists of two robotic domes that are mounted to the roof of Forest Park High School ... The ten-foot fiberglass dome houses a sixteen inch Meade telescope, with a CCD camera attached ... Students can remotely control the dome and telescope and images will be downloaded into the student's computer ...
General Types - Umbrella Dome
... Also called pumpkin, melon, scalloped, or parachute domes, these are a type of dome segmented by ribs radiating from the center of the dome to the base ... The central dome of the Hagia Sophia uses this method, allowing a ring of windows to be placed between the ribs at the base of the dome ... The central dome of St ...
Urania Sternwarte - Telescope
... The refractor in the dome area is the center of the imposing tower building The telescope stands on a pillar, contact-free installed through the center of the building to the foundations of the business house Urania ... On its centenary anniversary, telescope and dome were fully renewed. 2007, the telescope was hoisted into the observatory's 51 m high dome, on May 4, 2007, its second opening ceremony was celebrated ...
Under The Dome
... Under the Dome is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, published in November 2009. 1970s and early 1980s, under the titles The Cannibals and Under the Dome ... The new Under the Dome is played dead straight." From the material originally written, only the first chapter is included in the new novel ...

More definitions of "dome":

  • (noun): A hemispherical roof.

Famous quotes containing the word dome:

    The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning and raced across the blue dome and dipped into the sea of fire every evening. Water ran down hill and birds nested.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
    As the swift seasons roll!
    Leave thy low-vaulted past!
    Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
    Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
    Till thou at length art free,
    Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    Thus to him, to this school-boy under the bending dome of day, is suggested, that he and it proceed from one root; one is leaf and one is flower; relation, sympathy, stirring in every vein. And what is that Root? Is not that the soul of his soul?—A thought too bold,—a dream too wild.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)