A Roman architectural style characterized by a series of arched openings with an entablature above the head of the arch and engaged columns that appear to support the entablature between adjacent arches
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1. In Roman architecture, arches enframed by engaged columns and entablatures.
2. In medieval architecture, successive vertical planes of arches and colonettes set one within another.
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