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super- +‎ columniation


supercolumniation (usually uncountable, plural supercolumniations)

  1. (architecture) The putting of one order above another.
    An example of supercolumniation would be the putting of the Doric order in the ground story, Ionic above it, and Corinthian or Composite above that.
  2. (architecture) An architectural work produced by this method.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for supercolumniation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)