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hypostyle

[ hahy-puh-stahyl, hip-uh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌstaɪl, ˈhɪp ə- /
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adjective

having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling: a hypostyle hall.

noun

a hypostyle structure.

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Origin of hypostyle

1825–35; <Greek hypóstȳlos resting on pillars, equivalent to hypo-hypo- + -stȳlos-style2
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British Dictionary definitions for hypostyle

hypostyle
/ (ˈhaɪpəʊˌstaɪl) /

adjective

having a roof supported by columns

noun

a building constructed in this way
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