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Main Entry: col·umn
Pronunciation: primarystresskäl-schwam
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English columne "column," from early French colompne (same meaning), from Latin columna "column" --related to COLONEL
1 a : a printed or written vertical arrangement of items <add together the column of numbers> b : one of two or more vertical sections of a printed page separated by a rule or blank space c : a special regular feature in a newspaper or magazine <a sports column>
2 : a supporting pillar; especially : one consisting of a usually round shaft, a capital, and a base
3 : something resembling a column in form, position, or function <a column of water>
4 : a long row (as of soldiers)
- col·umned adjective

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