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Noun: column  kó-lum
  1. (military) 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 coloured bands
    - chromatography column
     
  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";
    - tower, pillar
     
  5. An article giving opinions or perspectives
    - editorial, newspaper column
     
  6. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
    - pillar
     
  7. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
    - pillar
     
  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

Derived forms: columns

Type of: array, article, construction, file, form, Indian file, shape, single file, skeletal structure, structure, text, textual matter, tube, tubing, upright, vertical

Part of: newspaper, paper, table, tabular array, temple

Encyclopedia: Column