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1 Of a figure, having all its sides and angles equal (e.g. equilateral triangle).

2 Any one of a series of parallel chords of a conic section, in relation to the diameter that bisects each. It may be used to form an ellipse, so can be applied to the design of vaults.

Subjects: Architecture.

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