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pillar,

freestanding columnar supporting member. It is a general term, little used as an exact architectural definition except as applied to an upright support in the medieval styles, consisting of an assemblage of juxtaposed shafts and moldings; unlike the column, it does not adhere to the rules of the orders of architectureorders of architecture.
In classical tyles of architecture the various columnar types fall, in general, into the five so-called classical orders, which are named Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite.
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Pillar

A column or post supporting an arch or other superimposed load. Clustered or compound pillars consist of a central shaft with smaller shafts that are grouped around it.

Pillar

 

part of a bed or seam of a mineral that is left untouched when working a deposit in order to support the roof and protect mine excavations and surface structures.

Based on their purposes various types of pillars are distin guished: protective pillars (between levels, above and below drifts, between chambers), which protect objects during mining operations; fire safety pillars, which separate individual parts of the mine field from one another and help contain the fire, should it begin, within small areas; barrier pillars, which prevent surface or subterranean waters, gases, or loose silt from an excavation or unused mine from entering working mines; and support pillars, which prevent the rocks of the roof of the seam or ore body from caving in into an excavated area. The pillar size depends on the mining-geological conditions and the purpose of the pillar and is built according to standard guidelines.

pillar

[′pil·ər]
(civil engineering)
A column for supporting part of a structure.
(geology)
A natural formation shaped like a pillar.
A joint block produced by columnar jointing.
(mining engineering)
An area of coal or ore left to support the overlying strata or hanging wall in a mine.

pillar

pillar: Perpendicular style
A column, pier, pilaster, or post that is capable of providing major vertical support.

pillar

1. an upright structure of stone, brick, metal, etc., that supports a superstructure or is used for ornamentation
2. a tall, slender, usually sheer rock column, forming a separate top
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Proceso visito la comunidad Requem Pillan tres dias despues del crimen, y obtuvo versiones de que el carabinero autor de los disparos golpeo el cuerpo y piso la cabeza al joven baleado, provocandole contusiones y hematomas.
A veces, en la bibliografia se encuentra la denominacion de "pillan" no necesariamente anexada a este proceso que ocurre entre pullu y am, o se nombra a estas dos entidades por separado, olvidando el termino integrador pullam, porque, como se acaba de senalar, lo mas probable es que pillan sea solamente la deformacion fonetica natural de dos terminos unidos y pronunciados en forma relajada.
De la pregunta dirigida a los mapuche de La Imperial se ha deducido y afirmado que el Pillan era simplemente un Dios mapuche, sin embargo, varias investigaciones acerca de las concepciones de los mapuche indican que "Pillan" esta asociado a los volcanes y es tanto el dueno que gobierna la productividad de los campos, como una fuerza que causa fenomenos y desastres naturales; es tambien el espiritu de los guerreros muertos y de los antepasados mapuche (Augusta 1996: 181; Zapater 1094: 218-221; Catrileo 1996: 127).
Pillan, a 12th-century commentator and disciple of Ramanuja, asks, "If Narayana is the controller of all, why should he make us take refuge with other gods instead of with him alone?
En la pelicula "El Expreso de Medianoche" las autoridades turcas pillan a un hombre estadounidense en el aeropuerto de Estambul, Turquia, con una cantidad grande de drogas pegadas a todo su cuerpo.
The company is also responsible for the design and manufacture of the Pillan airplane - a basic training platform for the Air Forces of eight countries.
Even local company Empresa Nacional de Aeronautica-Chile (ENAER, Santiago, Chile) got in on the act with its FLIR-equipped T-35 Pillan.
La voz de Lorenzo, entonces, se interna en los viejos relatos de las "Lecturas Araucanas", en donde hablan de caballos pillan, de gallos karekare y brindan chicha mareupu.
A short hop across the fjord is a second farm, Pillan, where he has introduced two secondary industries to replace the non-sustainable cattle ranching.
10 and released by NASA late last week, reveals features as small as 9 meters across in the lava field surrounding the volcano, called Pillan.
She uses the Mapudungun word pillan, an explosion of power, to explain how the anthology UL responds to Chilean society's recent recognition of its indigenous reality, embedded by Ercilla's epic La Araucana in the county's very foundations, like a steel irony.
The deposit lies at the edge of the volcanic crater Pillan Patera, named after a South American god of thunder, fire and volcanoes.