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Cenotaph for Newton (1784) by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée
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Cenotaph for Newton (1784) by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée

"The difficulty that had to be overcome (…) was to avoid all geometrical evidence. In other words, I had to start with a sort of intimacy of roundness." --The Poetics of Space (1958) by Gaston Bachelard

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  1. Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
    We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.
  2. Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
    The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is round, not flat.
  3. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
    Our child's bed has round corners for safety.
  4. Plump
  5. Complete, whole, not lacking.
    The baker sold us a round dozen.
  6. Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
    One hundred is a nice round number.

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