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1The apex or summit of something.
tip, peak, summit, pinnacle, top, highest part, highest point, crest, vertexView synonyms
- ‘The tendency for late sequelae to appear increases up to the fourth year, which represents a fastigium after which there is a decrease in the probability.’
- ‘In most cases the eruptive fever is divided into two sections, a moderately febrile stage and a fastigium or acme.’
- 1.1Architecture The ridge or gable end of a roof.
- ‘The fastigium was altered in the early eighteenth century by the substitution of panels of ornamental motifs for porphyry panels in the smaller squares.’
- ‘Interestingly, the report alleges that the fastigium was decorated with two groups of statues.’
- ‘A fastigium of silver probably spanned above the chord of the apse.’
Late 17th century ː Latin (see fastigiate).
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