Soffit meaning

sŏfĭt
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The horizontal underside of an eave, cornice, etc.
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The definition of a soffit is the underside of a piece of architecture.

An example of a soffit is the underside of an arch.

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The underside of a structural component, such as a beam, arch, staircase, or cornice.
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The intrados of an arch or vault.
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(architecture) The visible underside of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, staircase, vault or any other architectural element.
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(pipe technology) The top point of the inside open section of a pipe or box conduit.

The elevation of the pipe soffit is 10.4 meters above mean sea level.

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Origin of soffit

  • French soffite from Italian soffitto from Vulgar Latin suffīctus past participle of suffīgere to fasten beneath suffix

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French soffite, from Italian soffitto, from sof- (“under") + past participle of figgere (“to fix").

    From Wiktionary