Associations to the word «Column»

Pictures for the word «Column»


COLUMN, noun. (architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
COLUMN, noun. A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
COLUMN, noun. A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
COLUMN, noun. A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
COLUMN, noun. (by extension) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
COLUMN, noun. Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
COLUMN, noun. (botany) The gynostemium
COLUMN, noun. (chemistry) An object used to separate the different components of a liquid or to purify chemical compounds.
COLUMN DENSITY, noun. The total amount per unit area of a material suspended in a fluid or in a cloud in space, measured along the length of a column.
COLUMN INCH, noun. (printing) One inch of a printed column; a measure of space allocated.
COLUMN INCHES, noun. Plural of column inch
COLUMN SHIFTER, noun. (automotive) a shift lever used to change gears, that is mounted on the steering column
COLUMN SPACE, noun. (mathematics) The vector space comprising all the column vectors of a matrix
COLUMN SPACES, noun. Plural of column space
COLUMN VECTOR, noun. (linear algebra) An n × 1 matrix which represents a vector.

Dictionary definition

COLUMN, noun. A line of units following one after another.
COLUMN, noun. 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.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers".
COLUMN, noun. 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".
COLUMN, noun. An article giving opinions or perspectives.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument).
COLUMN, noun. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure.
COLUMN, noun. 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".
COLUMN, noun. Any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body.

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