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a. A roof or vault having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.
b. A geodesic dome.
2. A domelike structure or object.
3. Geology Any of various natural structures having a rounded shape, especially:
a. A system of strata that is uplifted in the center, forming a concentric anticline.
b. A mass of granite that has been weathered into a rounded shape by exfoliation.
c. A mound formed by the extrusion of viscous lava from a volcano.
4. Chemistry A form of crystal with two similarly inclined faces that meet at an edge parallel to the horizontal axis.
5. Slang The human head.
6. Archaic A large, stately building.
v. domed, dom·ing, domes
1. To cover with or as if with a dome.
2. To shape like a dome.
To rise or swell into the shape of a dome.

[From French dôme, dome, cathedral (from Italian duomo, cathedral, from Latin domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots) and from French dôme, roof (from Provençal doma, from Greek dōma, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots).]

dom′al (dō′məl) adj.
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of or pertaining to a dome
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- Means of or pertaining to a house or houses.
See also related terms for houses.
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Extensive thrust-stacking of the succession (Archibald, 1987) was followed by middle-amphibolite-facies metamorphism and the intrusion of syn-kinematic domal granitoids, such as the Widgiemooltha Monzogranite (Binns et al., 1976; Archibald et al., 1978; McQueen, 1981) during peak metamorphism and cleavage formation at about 2,660 Ma (Hill and Compston, 1986).
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