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column

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒləm/
TALL POST B2 a tall, solid, usually stone post which is used to support a roof or as decoration in a building: a stone/marble columnArchitectureArches, columns and beams
NEWSPAPER a regular article in a newspaper or magazine on a particular subject or by the same writerHeadlines and features in newspapers and magazines
PRINT B2 one of the blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper, magazine, or dictionary is dividedHeadlines and features in newspapers and magazines
NUMBERS ETC any block of numbers or words written one under the otherThings collected in lines or rings
a column of sth something with a tall, narrow shape: A column of smoke rose from the chimney.Things collected in lines or rings
PEOPLE MOVING a long line of moving people or vehicles: a column of refugees →  See also gossip column Things collected in lines or rings
(Definition of column from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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