Ionic order


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Ionic order
Ionic order capital

Ionic order

n.
One of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by two opposed volutes in the capital.
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Noun1.Ionic order - the second Greek orderIonic order - the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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The building is in the Greek Revival style, with an Ionic order portico, and in the ornamented pediment there is a central lyre where the symbol for tablets of stone once featured.
Of, pertaining to, or designating, the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three Greek orders, or a modified form of it adopted by the Romans, distinguished esp.