Column

Column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. In other words, a column is a compression member. The term column applies especially to a large round support with a capital and base and made of stone, or ap...
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Column

In architecture: A perpendicular supporting member, circular or rectangular in section, usually consisting of a base, shaft, and capital. In engineering: A vertical structural compression member which supports loads acting in the direction of its longitudinal axis.
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column

tall cylinder-shaped support for the roof or doorway to a building. There were three styles of columns in Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.
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Column

- A vertical structural compression member which supports loads.
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Column

(1) In structures, a relatively long, slender structural compression member such as a post, pillar, or strut. Usually vertical, a column supports loads that act primarily in the direction of its longitudinal axis. (2) For the purposes of design, an isolated vertical member whose horizontal dimension measured at right angles to the thickness does no...
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column

(1) structure extending above ovary and incorporating the style and stamens; gynostemium; e.g. in orchids; (2) in grasses, the lower, stouter, and usually twisted part of an awn, distinct from the slender upper part or bristle.
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column

(from the article `climate`) ...atoms form an open lattice (network) with hexagonally symmetrical structure. According to a recent internationally accepted classification, there ...
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column

(kol´әm) an anatomical part or other structure that resembles a pillar.
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column

[n] - anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower 2. [n] - a linear array of numbers one above another 3. [n] - a line of (usually military) units following one after another 4. [n] - an article giving opinions or perspectives 5. [n] - a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography 6. [n] - a ...
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Column

• (n.) 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. • (n.) 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 Vendo...
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column

<plant biology> The lower part of an awn in grasses, when distinctly different in form from the upper part, a structure (a gynostemium) in orchids which extends above the ovary of a flower and incorporates stigma, style and stamens. ... (15 Jan 1998) ...
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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
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column

pillar noun (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
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column

(architecture) In architecture, a structure, round or polygonal in plan, erected vertically as a support for some part of a building. Cretan paintings reveal the existence of wooden columns in Aegean architecture in about 1500 BC. The...
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column

(mathematics) Vertical list of numbers or terms, especially in matrices
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Column

[architecture] {rfd log header|2007|December 1|2007|December 3} ===December 2=== ...
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Column

[botany] The column, or technically the gynostemium, is a reproductive structure that can be found in several plant families: Aristolochiaceae, Orchidaceae, and Stylidiaceae. It is derived from the fusion of both male and female parts (stamens and pistil) into a single organ. This means that the style and stigma of the pistil, with the fila...
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Column

[database] In the context of a relational database table, a column is a set of data values of a particular simple type, one for each row of the table. The columns provide the structure according to which the rows are composed. The term field is often used interchangeably with column, although many consider it more correct to use field (or f...
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Column

[formation] A military column is a formation of soldiers marching together in one or more files in which the file is significantly longer than the width of ranks in the formation. The column formation allowed the unit rapid movement, a very effective charge (due to weight of numbers) or it could quickly form square to resist cavalry attacks...
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Column

[typography] In typography, a column is one or more vertical blocks of content positioned on a page, separated by gutters (vertical whitespace) or rules (thin lines, in this case vertical). Columns are most commonly used to break up large bodies of text that cannot fit in a single block of text on a page. Additionally, columns are used to i...
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Column

Col'umn noun [ Latin columna , from columen , culmen , from cellere (used only in comp.), akin to English excel , and probably to holm . See Holm , and confer Colonel .] 1. (Architecture) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical ...
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Column

A column is a military formation of troops drawn up in deep files, showing a small front; as distinguished from a line, which is extended in front and thin in depth. Columns are said to be close or open, according to the intervals between the battalions, regiments, etc, of which they are composed. Sometimes the name column is given to a small army,...
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Column

a column is a tall, circular shaft for either decoration or structural support; there are three different kinds of columns that were used in Ancient Greece and Rome; the Doric column is the simplest: it has no base, a simple shaft and the top of the column â€` the capital â€` is a square on top of a circle; the Ionic column was usually longer...
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column

A cylindrical support, usually structural but often decorative.
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column

a cylindrical, upright structural support in architecture, consisting of a base, shaft, and capital; an engaged column is one half-embedded in the wall behind it.
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