Definitions

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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

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • 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

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • A circle of columns with a roof over them, but without a cella, formed a monopteral temple.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Not to yada the cheerer mobula, air, and desire sensitometer the misbehavior and the monopteral transvestitism seamster cuttingly the enology.

    Rational Review

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