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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAMBER (derived through the Fr. from Lat. camera, vault), in architecture, the upward curvature given to a beam and provided for the depression or sagging, which it is liable to, before it has settled down to its bearings. A " camber arch " is a slight rise given to the straight-arch to correct an apparent sinking in the centre (see ARCH).
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