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"column" in British English

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columnnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒl.əm/ us   /ˈkɑː.ləm/
  • column noun [C] (PRINTING)

B2 one of several vertical blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper or magazine is divided: I didn't have time to read the whole article - just the first column.
a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine, usually on a particular subject, that is always written by the same person and appears regularly: She writes a weekly fashion/gossip column for the Evening Standard.
C1 any vertical block of words or numbers: Add the column of figures and divide the sum by three.

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  • column noun [C] (BUILDING)

B2 a tall, vertical stone post, used as a support for a roof or in classical buildings (= in the style of ancient Greece or Rome) for decoration, or standing alone as a monument (= a symbol of respect for a special person or event): The roof of the temple was held up by a row of thick stone columns. Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square
See also
column of sth
something with a tall, narrow shape: A column of smoke rose from the chimney.
a line of moving people or vehicles: a column of refugees

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(Definition of column from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"column" in American English

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columnnoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑl·əm/
  • column noun [C] (BUILDING)

a tall, vertical post used as a support for the roof of a building or for decoration
A column is also anything or any set of things having a long, narrow shape: a column of soldiers a column of smoke
  • column noun [C] (PRINTING)

one of several vertical blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper or magazine is divided: The article filled two columns.
A column is also a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine that is written by the same person and appears regularly, usually on a particular subject: a column on sports
A column is also any vertical block of words or numbers: a column of figures
(Definition of column from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"column" in Business English

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columnnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒləm/ us   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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“column” in British English

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