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Not having columns or pilasters.

[a- + Greek stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots + -ar.]
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(æˈstaɪlə; eɪ-)
(Architecture) architect without columns or pilasters
[C19: from a-1 + Greek stulos pillar]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astylar - lacking columns or pillarsastylar - lacking columns or pillars    
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
noncolumned, uncolumned - not having columns
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