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- adj. Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; said of a portico or building.
- n. A systyle temple or other edifice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; -- said of a portico or building. See intercolumniation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, having columns which stand somewhat close together; having the intercolumniations rather narrow in proportion to the diameter of the shafts.
Latin systylos, Ancient Greek σύστυλος (sustulos, "with columns standing close") from σύν (sun, "with") + στῦλος (stulos, "column"): compare French systyle. (Wiktionary)