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Abutment meaning in English

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Abutment

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Noun

1. abutment

point of contact between two objects or parts

2. abutment

a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

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Abutment

see synonyms of abutment
noun
1. 
the state or process of abutting
2. 
a. 
something that abuts
b. 
the thing on which something abuts
c. 
the point of junction between them
3. architecture, civil engineering
a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge

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Abutment

see synonyms of abutment
noun
1. 
the act or an instance of abutting
2. 
something that abuts or borders upon something else
3. 
the point of contact between a support and the thing supported
4. 
a. 
that part of a support which carries the weight of an arch and resists its pressure
b. 
the supporting structure at either end of a bridge

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Abutment

see synonyms of abutment
n.
1. The act or process of abutting.
2.
a. Something that abuts.
b. The point of contact of two abutting objects or parts.
3.
a. The part of a structure that bears the weight or pressure of an arch.
b. A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
c. A structure that anchors the cables of a suspension bridge.

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