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A Classical temple or other building which has columns all the way around; those on the flanks and rear are engaged rather than freestanding.
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Describing a classical temple or other building having columns all the way around, those on the flanks and rear being engaged, not freestanding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.