in·​ter·​co·​lum·​ni·​a·​tion ˌin-tər-kə-ˌləm-nē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce intercolumniation (audio)
: the clear space between the columns of a series
: the system of spacing of the columns of a colonnade

Word History


Latin intercolumnium space between two columns, from inter- + columna column

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of intercolumniation was in 1624

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“Intercolumniation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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