Definition of Diastyle

1. n. See under Intercolumniation.



Definition of Diastyle

1. Noun. (architecture) An intercolumnation of three column diameters. ¹

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Definition of Diastyle

1. a colonnade with closely spaced columns [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diastyle

diastoles
diastolic
diastolic afterpotential
diastolic blood pressure
diastolic murmur
diastolic pressure
diastolic shock
diastolic thrill
diastral
diastrophic
diastrophic dwarfism
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diastrophism
diastrophisms
diastyle (current term)
diastyles
diasystem
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diatela
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diatessarons
diathermal
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diathermanism
diathermanous
diathermic
diathermic therapy

Literary usage of Diastyle

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1. Finis pyramidis; or, Disquisitions concerning the antiquity and scientific by Thomas Gabb (1806)
"This species may be con-. sidered a reform of the diastyle. " When columns, says Vitruvius, ... an improvement only of the diastyle ; and in reality the ..."

2. An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Joseph Gwilt (1842)
"... extending from the axis of one column to that of another, it would have been difficult to find blocks of a sufficient length for diastyle intervals in ..."

3. A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture by William Chambers, Joseph Gwilt (1825)
"diastyle, of two diameters and three quarters; ... have been difficult to find blocks of a sufficient length for diastyle intervals in large buildings. ..."

4. Pompeii by George Clarke (1833)
"In the diastyle, he thinks that the pillars are too far apart, and that in consequence the stability of the entablature is endangered. The reader is aware, ..."

5. Classical Excursion from Rome to Arpino by Charles Kelsall (1820)
"With the diastyle separation, describe the walls of the church round the columns already raised. Bisect the north-eastern wall; and from the point of ..."

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