AskDefine | Define socle

Dictionary Definition

socle n : a plain plinth that supports a wall

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English

Etymology

From French socle, from Italian zoccolo ‘wooden shoe’, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus ‘sock’.

Pronunciation

/ˈsəʊkəl/

Noun

  1. A low plinth or pedestal used to display a statue or other art work.
  2. The sum of the minimal submodules of a given R-module of a given ring R.
  3. The subgroup generated by the minimal normal subgroups of a given group.

Translations

A plinth or pedestal

French

Etymology

From Italian zoccolo ‘wooden shoe’, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus ‘sock’.

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. plinth, pedestal, socle
  2. basis, foundation, core idea

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