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aisle

a lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel
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Aisle

The circulatory space flanking and parallel to the nave in a church, separated from it by a row of columns; a walkway between seats in a theater, auditorium, or other place of public assembly.
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aisle

[īl]
(architecture)
A passageway between or alongside blocks of seats, as in an auditorium.
One of the parts of a basilica which are located at the sides of the nave, with each aisle separated from it by a row of columns.
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aisle

1. A longitudinal passage between sections of seats in an auditorium or church.
2. In a church, the space flanking and parallel to the nave; usually separated from it by columns, intended primarily for circulation but sometimes containing seats.
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