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Noun column has 7 senses
  1. column - a line of (usually military) units following one after another
    --1 is a kind of
    file, single file, Indian file
  2. column, chromatography column - 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
    --2 is a kind of tube, tubing
  3. column - a linear array of numbers one above another
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 is a member of table, tabular array
  4. column, tower, pillar - anything tall and thin approximating 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"
    --4 is a kind of shape, form
    --4 has particulars: columella; hoodoo
  5. column, editorial, newspaper column - an article giving opinions or perspectives
    --5 is a kind of article
    --5 is a part of newspaper, paper
    --5 has particulars: agony column
  6. column, pillar - a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
    --6 is a kind of structure, construction
    --6 has particulars: obelisk; totem pole
  7. column, pillar - (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
    --7 is a kind of upright, vertical
    --7 is a part of temple
    --7 has parts:
     capital, chapiter, cap; pedestal, plinth, footstall; shaft, scape; entasis
    --7 has particulars:
     atlas, telamon; caryatid; newel; pilaster; pile, spile, piling, stilt; support column
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