1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Pycnostyle
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PYCNOSTYLE (Gr. πυκνός, close, compact, and στῦλος, column), the architectural term given by Vitruvius to the intercolumniation of the columns of a temple, when this was equal to 11⁄2 diameters.