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[uh-ree-uh-stahyl] /əˈri əˌstaɪl/
adjective, Architecture.
having an intercolumniation of four diameters.
Also, areostyle.
Origin of araeostyle
1555-65; < Latin araeostȳlus < Greek araióstȳlos with few columns, equivalent to araió(s) thin, few + -stylos -style2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In araeostyle temples one is free to arrange them as far apart as one likes.

  • In araeostyle temples, the columns should be constructed so that their thickness is one eighth part of their height.

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