intercolumniation
noun Etymology: Latin intercolumnium space between two columns, from inter- + columna column Date: 1624 1. the clear space between the columns of a series 2. the system of spacing of the columns of a colonnade

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  • Intercolumniation — In ter*co*lum ni*a tion, n. (Arch.) The clear space between two columns, measured at the bottom of their shafts. Gwilt. [1913 Webster] Note: It is customary to measure the intercolumniation in terms of the diameter of the shaft, taken also at the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intercolumniation — [in΄tərkə lum΄nē ā′shən] n. 1. the space between two columns, measured from their axes 2. the system of spacing a series of columns …   English World dictionary

  • Intercolumniation — The Four Books of Andrea Palladio s Architecture, London 1738 In architecture, intercolumniation is the spacing between columns in a colonnade, as measured at the bottom of their shafts.[1] In classical, Renaissance, and Baroque a …   Wikipedia

  • intercolumniation — intercolumnal, intercolumnar, adj. /in teuhr keuh lum nee ay sheuhn/, n. Archit. 1. the space between two adjacent columns, usually the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts. 2. the system of spacing between columns. [1655 65; < L… …   Universalium

  • intercolumniation — noun a) The spaces between adjacent columns (of a colonnade) b) The system of such spacing …   Wiktionary

  • intercolumniation —    In architecture, the space or the system of spacing between columns in a colonnade …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • intercolumniation — [ˌɪntəkəlʌmnɪ eɪʃ(ə)n] noun Architecture the distance between adjacent columns. Derivatives intercolumnar adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • intercolumniation — in·ter·co·lum·ni·a·tion …   English syllables

  • intercolumniation — in•ter•co•lum•ni•a•tion [[t]ˌɪn tər kəˌlʌm niˈeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. archit. 1) the space between two adjacent columns, esp. the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts 2) archit. the system of spacing between columns • Etymology: 1655–65; < …   From formal English to slang

  • intercolumniation — /ɪntəkəˌlʌmniˈeɪʃən/ (say intuhkuh.lumnee ayshuhn) noun 1. the space between two adjacent columns of a building, usually the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts. 2. the system of spacing between columns. {Latin intercolumnium space… …   Australian English dictionary

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