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diastyle

[dahy-uh-stahyl]
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adjective Architecture.
  1. having an intercolumniation of three diameters.

Origin of diastyle

1555–65; < Latin diastȳlos < Greek diástȳlos with columns far apart, equivalent to dia- dia- + -stȳlos -style2
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Examples from the Web for diastyle

Historical Examples

  • As to the Diastyle and Eustyle, the height is divided into Eight parts and an half, to give one to the breadth.

    An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius

    Vitruvius


British Dictionary definitions for diastyle

diastyle

adjective
  1. having columns about three diameters apart
noun
  1. a diastyle building

Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek diastӯlos having spaced pillars
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