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Calotte may refer to:

  • Calotte (architecture), a round cavity or depression in architecture, in the form of a cup or cap, lathed and plastered; used to diminish the rise or elevation of a moderate chapel, cabinet, alcove, etc., which, without such an expedient, would be too high for other pieces of the apartment. It takes its name from:
  • Calotte or zucchetto, a plain skull cap, specifically those worn by ecclesiastics
    • Calotte (Belgium), use among students at Belgian catholic universities as a student cap
  • Calotte or space-filling model used in molecule modelling
  • Calotte (anatomy), the term used in anatomy to refer to the upper (superior) and lower (inferior) halves of the globe of the eye
  • Calotte (anatomy), the term may also refer to the most superior and thickest portion of the skull, which may persist as a bony remnant of the skull for the longest time
  • Calotte (Optical Thin Film Coating) The structure that holds the substrates to be coated, usually but not always above the evaporant or evaporants. Often in the form of an inverted cup which usually rotates about its axis during the deposition process in order to more uniformly deposit the evaporant onto the substrates.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al. 

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