What Is the Definition of Entablature?

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An entablature is a section of a building which is supported by columns. It forms the upper horizontal section of a structure, in the same way as a roof does, only that the main supports around the edges are vertically constructed columns. Classical buildings such as those during the Greek and Roman empire, and the Renaissance, were constructed with entablatures.
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en·tab·la·ture
[en-tab-luh-cher, -choor]
NOUN [ARCHITECTURE]
1.
the entire construction of a classical temple or the like between the columns and the eaves, usually composed of an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice.
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