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columnnoun [C]

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

a ​tall, ​verticalpost 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, ​narrowshape: a column of ​soldiers a column of ​smoke
  • column noun [C] (PRINTING)

one of several ​verticalblocks of ​print into which a ​page of a ​newspaper or ​magazine is ​divided: The ​articlefilled two columns. A column is also a ​piece of writing in a ​newspaper or ​magazine that is written by the same ​person and ​appearsregularly, usually on a ​particularsubject: a column on ​sports A column is also any ​verticalblock of words or ​numbers: a column of ​figures
(Definition of column from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"column" in British English

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columnnoun [C]

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

B2 one of several ​verticalblocks of ​print into which a ​page of a ​newspaper or ​magazine is ​divided: I didn't have ​time to ​read the ​wholearticle - just the first column. a ​piece of writing in a ​newspaper or ​magazine, usually on a ​particularsubject, that is always written by the same ​person and ​appearsregularly: She writes a ​weekly fashion/​gossip column for the Evening Standard.C1 any ​verticalblock 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, ​verticalstonepost, used as a ​support for a ​roof or in classicalbuildings (= in the ​style of ​ancient Greece or Rome) for ​decoration, or ​standingalone as a ​monument (= a ​symbol of ​respect for a ​specialperson or ​event): The ​roof of the ​temple was ​held up by a ​row of ​thickstone columns. Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square
See also
column of sth something with a ​tall, ​narrowshape: A column of ​smokerose from the ​chimney. a ​line of ​movingpeople or ​vehicles: a column of ​refugees

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(Definition of column from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"column" in Business English

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columnnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɒləm/ (written abbreviation col.)
a ​verticalblock of ​printedtext 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 ​verticalblock 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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