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- adj. Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; said especially of a temple.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; -- said esp. of a temple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, formed as a monopteron.
- In zoology, having a single fin, wing, or alate part.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having circular columniation
There are also circular temples, some of which are constructed in monopteral form, surrounded by columns but without a cella, while others are termed peripteral.
Father Bacchus at Teos, a monopteral; Arcesius, on the Corinthian proportions, and on the Ionic temple of Aesculapius at Tralles, which it is said that he built with his own hands; on the Mausoleum, Satyrus and
A circle of columns with a roof over them, but without a cella, formed a monopteral temple.
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