column


column
column col‧umn [ˈkɒləm ǁ ˈkɑː-] noun [countable]
1. ACCOUNTING a line of numbers written or printed under each other so that they can be easily added up, or a space on a page or on a computer screen for numbers to be arranged in this way
ˈcash ˌcolumn
ACCOUNTING in a cash the column in which cash amounts are entered:

• Payments made in cash are shown in the cash column and payments made by cheque are shown in the bank column.

2. one of two or more lines of print that go down the page of a newspaper or book and that are separated from each other by a narrow space:

• Turn to page 5, column 2.

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column UK US /ˈkɒləm/ noun [C] (written abbreviation col.)
a vertical block of printed text on a page of a newspaper or magazine: »

The article appears in the second column on page two.

a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine which is always written by the same person and appears regularly, usually on a particular subject: »

She continued to write her column until shortly before her death.

GRAPHS & CHARTS, ACCOUNTING a vertical block of words or numbers: »

Reading from left to right, the first four columns depict transactions with customers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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