adjective Architecture.

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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having columns about three diameters apart


a diastyle building

Word Origin for diastyle

C16: via Latin from Greek diastӯlos having spaced pillars
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