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intercolumniation

[in-ter-kuh-luhm-nee-ey-shuh n]
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noun Architecture.
  1. the space between two adjacent columns, usually the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts.
  2. the system of spacing between columns.
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Origin of intercolumniation

1655–65; < Latin intercolumni(um) space between columns (see inter-, column, -ium) + -ation
Related formsin·ter·co·lum·nal, in·ter·co·lum·nar, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The western window appears at the extreme left of the intercolumniation; the eastern, at the extreme right.

    Problems in Periclean Buildings

    G. W. Elderkin

  • In the peristyle of Pansa's house is still seen, in an intercolumniation, the mouth of a cistern.


British Dictionary definitions for intercolumniation

intercolumniation

noun architect
  1. the horizontal distance between two adjacent columns
  2. the system of spacing for a set of columns
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Derived Formsintercolumnar, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin intercolumnium space between two columns
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