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A semicircular area; in most churches it contains the altar.
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1. A semicircular area; in most churches it contains the altar.
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2. Vaulted semicircular or polygonal end of a chancel or chapel. That portion of a church, usually Christian, beyond the "crossing" and opposite the nave. In some churches the choir is seated in this space.
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1. A semicircular area; in most churches it contains the altar.

2. Vaulted semicircular or polygonal end of a chancel or chapel. That portion of a church, usually Christian, beyond the "crossing" and opposite the nave. In some churches the choir is seated in this space.