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systyle

[sis-tahyl] /ˈsɪs taɪl/
adjective, Architecture.
1.
having an intercolumniation of two diameters.
Origin of systyle
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin systȳlos < Greek sýstȳlos, equivalent to sy- sy- + -stȳlos -style2
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  • In the systyle, let the height be divided into nine and a half parts, and one of these given to the thickness of the column.

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