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pycnostyle

[pik-nuh-stahyl] /ˈpɪk nəˌstaɪl/
adjective, Architecture
1.
having an intercolumniation of 1½ diameters.
Origin of pycnostyle
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin pycnostȳlus < Greek pyknóstȳlos, equivalent to pyknós pycno- + -stylos -style2
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  • In the pycnostyle, the height should be divided into ten parts, and one of these used for the thickness of the column.

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