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column

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒləm/ ( written abbreviation col.)
a vertical block of printed text on a page of a newspaper or magazine: The article appears in the second column on page two.
a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine which is always written by the same person and appears regularly, usually on a particular subject: She continued to write her column until shortly before her death.
GRAPHS & CHARTS, ACCOUNTING a vertical block of words or numbers: Reading from left to right, the first four columns depict transactions with customers.
(Definition of column from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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