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Learner's definition of COLUMN  
: a long post made of steel, stone, etc., that is used as a support in a building
: a group of printed or written items (such as numbers or words) shown one under the other down a page
   b  : any one of two or more sections of print that appear next to each other on a page and are separated by a blank space or a line
— see picture at table
: an article in a newspaper or magazine that appears regularly and that is written by a particular writer or deals with a particular subject
— see also advice column
: something that is tall and thin in shape — often + of
— see also steering column
: a long row of people or things — often + of
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