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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020