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HYPOSTYLE

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 208 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HYPOSTYLE, in architecture, the term applied to a hall, the flat ceiling of which is supported by columns, as in the Hall of Columns at Karnak. In this ease the columns flanking the central avenue are of greater height than those of the side aisles, and this admits of openings in the wall above the smaller columns, through which light is admitted over the aisle roof, through clerestory windows.
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