columniation
noun Etymology: probably from intercolumniation Date: 1592 the employment or the arrangement of columns in a structure

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  • Columniation — Co*lum ni*a tion, n. The employment or arrangement of columns in a structure. Gwilt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • columniation — [kə lum΄nē ā′shən] n. the architectural use or arrangement of columns …   English World dictionary

  • columniation — /keuh lum nee ay sheuhn/, n. Archit. 1. the employment of columns. 2. the system of columns in a structure. [1585 95; extracted from INTERCOLUMNIATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • columniation — noun An arrangement or grouping of columns …   Wiktionary

  • columniation — co·lum·ni·a·tion …   English syllables

  • columniation — co•lum•ni•a•tion [[t]kəˌlʌm niˈeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) archit. the employment of architectural columns 2) archit. the system of columns in a structure • Etymology: 1585–95; extracted from intercolumniation …   From formal English to slang

  • columniation — /kəlʌmniˈeɪʃən/ (say kuhlumnee ayshuhn) noun 1. the use of columns in a structure. 2. US the system of columns used in a structure …   Australian English dictionary

  • columniation —   n. use or arrangement of columns in a structure …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • columniation — noun (architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure • Topics: ↑architecture • Hypernyms: ↑placement, ↑arrangement …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphistylar — adjective 1. having columns either at both ends or at both sides • Similar to: ↑columned 2. marked by columniation having free columns in porticoes either at both ends or at both sides of a structure • Syn: ↑amphiprostylar, ↑amphiprostyle,… …   Useful english dictionary

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