intercolumniation

noun
in·​ter·​co·​lum·​ni·​a·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˌləm-nē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce intercolumniation (audio) \

Definition of intercolumniation

1 : the clear space between the columns of a series
2 : the system of spacing of the columns of a colonnade

First Known Use of intercolumniation

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for intercolumniation

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

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“Intercolumniation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intercolumniation. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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