col·umn /ˈkɑləm ||ˈkɑljəm/
col·umn /ˈkɑləm/ 名詞
行; 直行; 直條; 格; 欄
1. Arch. A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.
2. Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendôme; the spinal column.
3. Mil. (a) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy. (b) A small army.
4. Naut. A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from “line”, where they are side by side.
5. Print. A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.
6. Arith. A perpendicular line of figures.
7. Bot. The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
Attached column. See under Attach, v. t.
Clustered column. See under Cluster, v. t.
Column rule, a thin strip of brass separating columns of type in the form, and making a line between them in printing.
n 1: a line of (usually military) units following one after
2: 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 [syn: chromatography
3: a linear array of numbers one above another
4: 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" [syn: tower, pillar]
5: an article giving opinions or perspectives [syn: editorial,
6: a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting
anything (as a monument or a column of air) [syn: pillar]
7: (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used
to support a structure [syn: pillar]