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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.
(Architecture) having a roof supported by columns
(Architecture) a building constructed in this way
hy•po•style (ˈhaɪ pəˌstaɪl)
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
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
What features in architecture are called hypostyles
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.