Definitions

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  • n. An intercolumniation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See intercolumnlation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the columns at the proper intervals; specifically, in architecture, noting an intercolumniation of two and a quarter diameters.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • An account must now be given of the eustyle, which is the most approved class, and is arranged on principles developed with a view to convenience, beauty, and strength.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • There are five classes of temples, designated as follows: pycnostyle, with the columns close together; systyle, with the intercolumniations a little wider; diastyle, more open still; araeostyle, farther apart than they ought to be; eustyle, with the intervals apportioned just right.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The columns are then to be distributed over the stylobates in the manner above described: close together in the pycnostyle; in the systyle, diastyle, or eustyle, as they are described and arranged above.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Hermogenes, 109; temple of Diana by, 78; determined rules of symmetry for eustyle temples, 82.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • In the eustyle temple, let the height of a column be divided, as in the systyle, into nine and a half parts, and let one part be taken for the thickness at the bottom of the shaft.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

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