Meaning of column

Definition of column

(noun) a line of units following one after another
a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
a vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers"
anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
an article giving opinions or perspectives
a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
a page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns"
any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body

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