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n. Architecture
The use or arrangement of columns in a building.


(Architecture) the arrangement of architectural columns


(kəˌlʌm niˈeɪ ʃən)

1. the employment of architectural columns.
2. the system of columns in a structure.
[1585–95; extracted from intercolumniation]


1. the use of columns in architectural design.
2. the pattern of columns used.
See also: Architecture
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.columniation - (architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structurecolumniation - (architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
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"
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