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Having columns at both front and back or on each side, as some Greek temples.
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(Architecture) (esp of a classical temple) having a set of columns at both ends or at both sides
(Architecture) a temple of this kind
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|Adj.||1.||amphistylar - having columns either at both ends or at both sides|
columned - having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form); "a columned portico"; "trees with columned trunks"; "white-columned houses"
|2.||amphistylar - marked by columniation having free columns in porticoes either at both ends or at both sides of a structure|
apteral - having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides
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