the space between two adjacent columns, usually the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts.
the system of spacing between columns.
- in·ter·co·lum·nal, in·ter·co·lum·nar, adjective
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How to use intercolumniation in a sentence
The general intercolumniation is seven feet and a half, and those at the angles five feet eleven inches and a quarter.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II) | Charles Bucke
The middle intercolumniation of the portico, as indicated by the relief and shown in the plan, is wider than the other two.Pompeii, Its Life and Art | August Mau
The western window appears at the extreme left of the intercolumniation; the eastern, at the extreme right.Problems in Periclean Buildings | G. W. Elderkin
The low wall in the southernmost intercolumniation which for some reason was not completely closed was three courses high.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.The Wonders of Pompeii | Marc Monnier
British Dictionary definitions for intercolumniation
the horizontal distance between two adjacent columns
the system of spacing for a set of columns
- intercolumnar, adjective
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