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Meaning of “colon” in the English Dictionary

"colon" in British English

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colonnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkəʊ.lɒn/  us   /ˈkoʊ.lən/

colónnoun [C]

uk   /kɒlˈɒn/  us   /kəˈloʊn/ (plural colones uk   /-es/ us   )
(Definition of colon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colon" in American English

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colonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkoʊ·lən/
  • colon noun [C] (MARK)

a ​mark (:) used in writing esp. to ​introduce a ​list of things or a ​sentence or phrase taken from ​somewhereelse
  • colon noun [C] (BODY PART)

the ​lower and ​largerpart of the ​bowels through which ​foodtravels while it is being ​digested
(Definition of colon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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