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hy·po·style

 (hī′pə-stīl′)
adj.
Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
n.
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.]

hypostyle

(ˈhaɪpəʊˌstaɪl)
adj
(Architecture) having a roof supported by columns
n
(Architecture) a building constructed in this way

hy•po•style

(ˈhaɪ pəˌstaɪl)
adj.
1. having a roof or ceiling supported by many columns.
n.
2. a hypostyle structure.
[1825–35; < Greek hypóstȳlos resting on pillars =hypo- hypo- + -stȳlos -style2]

hypostyle

A thickly pillared hall, especially in ancient Egypt, in which the roof rests directly on the columns.
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What, in ancient Egyptian architecture, is hypostyles? 6.
What features in architecture are called hypostyles? 6.
Number Population N S H Hd [pi] 1 LB 22 6 6 0.47619 0.00179 2 LBB 12 3 4 0.45455 0.00126 3 SUD 14 10 5 0.59341 0.00603 4 BRN 12 3 4 0.45455 0.00126 5 BTW 21 3 4 0.72381 0.00259 Total 81 N: number of sequences used; S: number of segregation sites; H: number of hypostyles; Hd: haplotypes diversity; [pi]: nucleotide diversity.