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hypostyle

[hahy-puh-stahyl, hip-uh-] /ˈhaɪ pəˌstaɪl, ˈhɪp ə-/ Architecture
adjective
1.
having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling:
a hypostyle hall.
noun
2.
a hypostyle structure.
Origin of hypostyle
1825-1835
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
1.
having a roof supported by columns
noun
2.
a building constructed in this way
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