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Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
A building with a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
[From Greek hupostūlos, resting upon pillars : hupo-, hypo- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Architecture) having a roof supported by columns
(Architecture) a building constructed in this way
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. having a roof or ceiling supported by many columns.n.
2. a hypostyle structure.
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A thickly pillared hall, especially in ancient Egypt, in which the roof rests directly on the columns.
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