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intercolumniation

[ in-ter-kuh-luhm-nee-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn tər kəˌlʌm niˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun Architecture.
the space between two adjacent columns, usually the clear space between the lower parts of the shafts.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM intercolumniation

in·ter·co·lum·nal, in·ter·co·lum·nar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intercolumniation

intercolumniation
/ (ˌɪntəkəˌlʌmnɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun architect
the horizontal distance between two adjacent columns
the system of spacing for a set of columns

Derived forms of intercolumniation

intercolumnar, adjective

Word Origin for intercolumniation

C17: from Latin intercolumnium space between two columns
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