Dome vs Arc - What's the difference?

dome | arc |

As a noun dome

is .

As an acronym arc is

(pathology) aids-related complex.



(wikipedia dome)


(en noun)
  • (architecture) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupola.
  • Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover.
  • a cake dome
  • (slang) head (including the meaning 'oral sex')
  • * Was he in trouble, half a ton of rubble landed on the top of his dome . - , "Right Said Fred"
  • * I got 5 Georgia homes where I rest my Georgia bones, Come anywhere on my land and I'll aim at your Georgia dome . - Ludacris
  • * Put your mouth on a dick, give me Georgia Dome -- Ying Yang Twins, "Georgia Dome"
  • (obsolete, poetic) A building; a house; an edifice.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Approach the dome , the social banquet share.
  • Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building, such as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
  • (crystallography) A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.
  • Derived terms

    * chrome dome


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    (wikipedia arc)


    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  • (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.
  • A curve, in general.
  • A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  • (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  • A story arc.
  • (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  • (graph theory) A directed edge.
  • Synonyms

    * (curve) curve, swoop * (circular arc) circular arc, circle segment * (directed edge) arrow, directed edge


  • To move following a curved path.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.}}
  • To form an electrical arc.
  • Anagrams

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