Definition of Column. Meaning of Column. Synonyms of Column

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Definition of Column

Column
Column Col"umn, n. [L. columna, fr. columen, culmen, fr. cellere (used only in comp.), akin to E. excel, and prob. to holm. See Holm, and cf. Colonel.] 1. (Arch.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order. 2. Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vend[^o]me; the spinal column. 3. (Mil.) (a) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy. (b) A small army. 4. (Naut.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from ``line', where they are side by side. 5. (Print.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper. 6. (Arith.) A perpendicular line of figures. 7. (Bot.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids. Attached column. See under Attach, v. t. Clustered column. See under Cluster, v. t. Column rule, a thin strip of brass separating columns of type in the form, and making a line between them in printing.

Meaning of Column from wikipedia

- In other words, a column is a compression member. The term column applies especially to a large round support (the shaft of the column) with a capital and...
- The vertebral column, also known as the backbone or spine, is part of the axial skeleton. The vertebral column is the defining characteristic of a vertebrate...
- A fractionating column or fractional column is an essential item used in the distillation of liquid mixtures to separate the mixture into its component...
- A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth...
- newspaper columns are: Advice column Book review Community correspondent Critic's reviews Editorial opinion Fashion column Features column Food column Gossip...
- The renal column (or Bertin column, or column of Bertin) is a medullary extension of the renal cortex in between the renal pyramids. It allows the cortex...
- A victory column, or monumental column or triumphal column, is a monument in the form of a column, erected in memory of a victorious battle, war, or revolution...
- A military column is a formation of soldiers marching together in one or more files in which the file is significantly longer than the width of ranks in...
- Trajan's Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana, Latin: COLVMNA·TRAIANI) is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's...
- relational database, a column is a set of data values of a particular simple type, one value for each row of the database. A column may contain text values...
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