intercolumnar

intercolumniation

[in-ter-kuh-luhm-nee-ey-shuhn]
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.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin intercolumni(um) space between columns (see inter-, column, -ium) + -ation

intercolumnal, intercolumnar, adjective
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intercolumniation (ˌɪntəkəˌlʌmnɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the horizontal distance between two adjacent columns
2.  the system of spacing for a set of columns
 
[C17: from Latin intercolumnium space between two columns]
 
interco'lumnar
 
adj

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