Associations to the word «Colon»


COLON, noun. (grammar) The punctuation mark " :".
COLON, noun. (rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).
COLON, noun. (rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
COLON, noun. (anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus
COLON, noun. (obsolete) A husbandman.
COLON, noun. A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony.
COLÓN, noun. The currency of Costa Rica, divided into 100 céntimos.
COLÓN, noun. The former currency of El Salvador, divided into 100 centavos (cents), now replaced by the American dollar.
COLON, proper noun. A surname​.
COLON DISTENTION, noun. (pathology) The enlargement of the splenic flexure which is beyond the limits of normal colonic distention.

Dictionary definition

COLON, noun. The part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.
COLON, noun. The basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos.
COLON, noun. The basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos.
COLON, noun. A port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal.
COLON, noun. A punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter).

Wise words

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