CAPITAL

, in Architecture, the uppermost part of a column or pilaster, serving as a head or crowning to it; being placed immediately over the shaft, and under the entablature. It is made differently in the different orders, and is that indeed which chiefly distinguishes the orders themselves.

Capital of a Bastion, is an imaginary line dividing any work into two equal and similar parts; or a line drawn from the angle of the polygon to the point of the bastion, or from the point of the bastion to the middle of the gorge.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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CANTALIVERS
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CAPACITY
CAPE
CAPELLA
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CAPONIERE
CAPRA
CAPRICORN
CAPSTAN
CAPUT Draconis