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Pycnostyle

PYCNOSTYLE (Gr. TTVKVOS, close, compact, and orCXos, column), the architectural term given by Vitruvius to the intercolumniation of ..the columns of a temple, when this was equal to ij diameters.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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