araeosystyle

or a·re·o·sys·tyle

[ uh-ree-uh-sis-tahyl ]
/ əˌri əˈsɪs taɪl /

adjective Architecture.

having an intercolumniation alternately of two and four diameters.

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Origin of araeosystyle

First recorded in 1825–35; areo(style) + systyle
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