monopteral
monopteral mo*nop"ter*al (m[-o]*n[o^]p"t[~e]r*al), a. [Gr. mono`pteros with a row of pillars only; mo`nos alone, only + ptero`n feather, wing, also, a row of pillars: cf. F. monopt[`e]re.] (Arch.) Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; -- said esp. of a temple. [1913 Webster]

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  • monopteral — /mo nop teuhr euhl, moh /, adj. 1. having the form of a monopteron. 2. of or pertaining to a monopteron. [1815 25; < L monopter(os) (see MONOPTERON) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • monopteral — mo·nop·ter·al …   English syllables

  • monopteral — adjective having circular columniation • Similar to: ↑peripteral …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monoptera — Monopteron Mo*nop ter*on, n.; pl. {Monoptera}. [NL. See {Monopteral}.] (Arch.) A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monopteron — Mo*nop ter*on, n.; pl. {Monoptera}. [NL. See {Monopteral}.] (Arch.) A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cyclostyle — For the copying machine, see Cyclostyle (copier). A cyclostyle (from the Greek words for circle and column ) is a term used in architecture. A structure composed of a circular range of columns without a core is cyclostylar; with a core the range… …   Wikipedia

  • Temple — • The Latin form, templum, from which the English temple is derived, originally signified an uncovered area marked off by boundaries; especially the place marked off by the augurs to be excepted from all profane uses Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • monopteros — [mə nɒptərɒs] noun a classical temple consisting of a single circle of columns supporting a roof. Derivatives monopteral adjective Origin C17: from med. L., from Gk monos single + pteron wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • monopteros —   n. (pl.    ♦ tera) building with single ring of columns supporting a roof.    ♦ monopteral,   a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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