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Clerestory vs. Basilica — What's the Difference?

Clerestory vs. Basilica — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Clerestory and Basilica

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Clerestory

In architecture, a clerestory ( KLEER-stor-ee; lit. clear storey, also clearstory, clearstorey, or overstorey) is a high section of wall that contains windows above eye level.
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Basilica

In Ancient Roman architecture, a basilica is a large public building with multiple functions, typically built alongside the town's forum. The basilica was in the Latin West equivalent to a stoa in the Greek East.
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Clerestory

The upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a church, containing windows that rise above the roofs of the aisles.
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Basilica

A public building of ancient Rome having a central nave with an apse at one or both ends and two side aisles formed by rows of columns, which was used as a courtroom or assembly hall.
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Clerestory

A similar structure admitting light into an ancient building such as an Egyptian temple or a Roman basilica.
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Basilica

A Christian church building of a similar design, having a nave with a semicircular apse, two or four side aisles, a narthex, and a clerestory.
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Clerestory

An upper portion of a wall containing windows, especially when rising above a lower roof.
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Basilica

Roman Catholic Church A church that has been accorded certain privileges by the pope.
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Clerestory

(architecture) The upper part of a wall containing windows to let in natural light to a building, especially in the nave, transept and choir of a church or cathedral.
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Basilica

(architecture) A Christian church building having a nave with a semicircular apse, side aisles, a narthex and a clerestory.
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Clerestory

Same as Clearstory.
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Basilica

A Roman Catholic church or cathedral with basilican status, an honorific status granted by the pope to recognize its historical, architectural, or sacramental importance.
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Clerestory

Part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
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Basilica

(obsolete) An apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
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Basilica

Originally, the palace of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
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Basilica

A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.
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Basilica

A digest of the laws of Justinian, translated from the original Latin into Greek, by order of Basil I., in the ninth century.
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Basilica

An early Christian church designed like a Roman basilica; or a Roman Catholic church or cathedral accorded certain privileges;
The church was raised to the rank of basilica
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Basilica

A Roman building used for public administration
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