Fortification vs Demilune - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between fortification and demilune

is that fortification is fortification while demilune is a fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.

As an adjective demilune is

(of furniture) in the shape of a half-moon, ie semicircular.

fortification

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places to strengthen defence against an enemy.
  • That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.
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  • *:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications , perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
  • An increase in effectiveness, as by adding ingredients.
  • * 1979 , Kiplinger's Personal Finance (volume 33, number 7, July 1979, page 47)
  • Compare the nutrition information label of a regular ready-to-eat fortified cereal with that of a presweetened brand and you'll note that, although the sweetened one's sugar content is higher, the fortification is virtually identical.

    demilune

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of furniture) In the shape of a half-moon, i.e. semicircular.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Wendy Moonan, title=Relics of the 19th Century, in a Sentimental Mood, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A handsome pair of tall, walnut-veneered Biedermeier bookcases from Austria, circa 1835, can be had from Iliad Antik of New York for $95,000, while Clinton Howell of New York has a rare pair of marquetry inlaid demilune consoles that he attributes to the workshop of John Linnell of England, circa 1755. }}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.
  • (biology) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.