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English definition of “column”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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