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Debian vs. Arch

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Debian

Debian (), also known as Debian GNU/Linux, is a Linux distribution composed of free and open-source software, developed by the community-supported Debian Project, which was established by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993. The first version of Debian (0.01) was released on September 15, 1993, and its first stable version (1.1) was released on June 17, 1996.

Archnoun

An inverted U shape.

Archnoun

An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward.

Archnoun

(architecture) An architectural element having the shape of an arch

Archnoun

Any place covered by an arch; an archway.

‘to pass into the arch of a bridge’;

Archnoun

An arc; a part of a curve.

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Archnoun

A natural arch-shaped opening in a rock mass.

Archnoun

(anatomy) Curved part of the bottom of a foot.

Archnoun

(obsolete) A chief.

Archverb

To form into an arch shape

‘The cat arched its back’;

Archverb

To cover with an arch or arches.

Archadjective

Knowing, clever, mischievous.

‘I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.’;

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Archadjective

Principal; primary.

Archnoun

Any part of a curved line.

Archnoun

Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.

Archnoun

Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.

Archnoun

Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.

Archnoun

A chief.

‘My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.’;

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Archverb

To cover with an arch or arches.

Archverb

To form or bend into the shape of an arch.

‘The horse arched his neck.’;

Archverb

To form into an arch; to curve.

Archadjective

Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.

‘The most arch act of piteous massacre.’;

Archadjective

Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.

‘[He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.’;

Archnoun

a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

Archnoun

a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)

Archnoun

a passageway under an arch

Archnoun

(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Archverb

form an arch or curve;

‘her back arches’; ‘her hips curve nicely’;

Archadjective

(of persons) highest in rank or authority or office;

‘his arch rival’;

Archadjective

(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

Archadjective

expert in skulduggery;

‘an arch criminal’;

Arch

An arch is a vertical curved structure that spans an elevated space and may or may not support the weight above it, or in case of a horizontal arch like an arch dam, the hydrostatic pressure against it. Arches may be synonymous with vaults, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof.

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