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Abacus - A flat slab forming the uppermost member or division of the capital of a column.
Accolade - A sculptural embellishment of an arch.
Aisle - Subsidiary space alongside the body of a building, separated from it by columns, piers, or posts.
Ambulatory - a place for walking, especially an aisle or cloister in a church or monastery
Apron - 1. raised panel below a window or wall monument or tablet.
Apron - 2. open portion of a marine terminal immediately adjacent to a vessel berth, used in the direct transfer of cargo between the vessel and the terminal.
Apron - 3. concrete slab immediately outside a vehicular door or passageway used to limit the wear on asphalt paving due to repetitive turning movements or heavy loads.
Apse - Vaulted semicircular or polygonal end of a chancel or chapel. That portion of a church, usually Christian, beyond the "crossing" and opposite the nave.
Araeosystyle - An architectural term applied to a colonnade, in which the intercolumniation is alternately wide and narrow.
Arcade - Passage or walkway covered over by a succession of arches or vaults supported by columns.
Arch - A curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight.
Architrave - Formalized lintel, the lowest member of the classical entablature.
Area - In Georgian architecture, the small paved yard giving entry, via "area steps", to the basement floor at the front of a terraced house.
Arrowslit - A thin vertical aperture in a fortification through which an archer can launch arrows.
Articulation - is the manner or method of jointing parts such that each part is clear and distinct in relation to the others, even though joined.
Ashlar Masonry - large blocks cut with even faces and square edges.
Atlas - A support sculpted in the form of a man, which may take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster.
Atrium - Inner court of a Roman house; in a multi-story building, a top-lit covered court rising through all stories.
Attic - a room or rooms in the top story within a roof above the uppermost ceiling or eaves.
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