monopteral

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj monopteral having circular columniation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a monopteral (Arch) Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; -- said esp. of a temple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monopteral In architecture, formed as a monopteron.
    • monopteral In zoology, having a single fin, wing, or alate part.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. mono`pteros with a row of pillars only; mo`nos alone, only + ptero`n feather, wing, also, a row of pillars: cf. F. monoptère,

Usage

In literature:

This is the species of edifice called by Vitruvius monopteral.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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