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Civil Engineering And Architecture - 2

Subject : engineering
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1. A basic visual component or building block of designed objects

2. An artistic or decorative design - especially one having characteristic arrangement and considered as a unit

3. The dimensions of height -depth - and width within which all things exist and move

4. An arrangement of several arches whose bases form a circle and whose tops meet in the center

5. The edge or contour of a shape

6. A beam supporting the weight above a door or window opening

7. A visual principle associated with change made in size - shape -color - or tone of graphic elements

8. The exterior face of the building

9. movement characterized by a patterned repetition or alteration of formal elements or motifs in the same or a modified form

10. The shape and structure of something

11. An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works - such as bridges and dams

12. A curved structure used as a support over an open space - designed to support a vertical load primarily by axial compression

13. Wall construction utilizing a framework of vertical posts and horizontal beams to carry floor and roof loads.

14. The effect or illusion of motion conveyed by the relationship of structural elements in a design

15. The quality of an object that deals with beauty - art - and taste

16. A principle where some graphic elements are repeated throughout the entire design

17. The two-dimensional contour that characterizes an object or shape

18. The rules that describe how designers might put together various design elements to create an aesthetically pleasing finished product

19. A wedge-shaped stone placed in the crown of an arch

20. An individual trained in the art and science of designing and constructing buildings

21. The state or quality of being combined into one - that constitutes a harmonious whole

22. Stress or prominence given to an element of a composition

23. Walls that provide support for each other and for the roof of the structure

24. The pleasing or harmonious arrangement or proportion of parts or elements in a design or composition

25. The relative lightness or darkness of a color

26. The feel - appearance - or consistency of a surface - substance - or fabric

27. Culturally and climatically relevant architecture using locally available materials and traditional building techniques

28. Wedge-shaped units in a masonry arch or vault - having side cuts converging at one of the arch centers

29. The aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue - lightness - and saturation