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Definition of COLUMN

noun : COLUMN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a line of units following one after another ;

  • 2. (

    ) a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands ;

  • 3. (

    ) a vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers" ;

  • 4. (

    ) anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument) ;

  • 7. (

    ) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure ;

  • 8. (

    ) a page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns" ;

  • 9. (

    ) any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body ;


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