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RESPOND

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 200 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RESPOND, in architecture, the term given to the ha.f-pier or semi-detached column at the end of a range of piers or columns carrying an architrave or arcade. In Greek temples the respond is known as the anta. The term is also given to the wall pilaster which in Roman and Renaissance work is frequently placed behind the detached columns forming the decoration of a wall.
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