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1. column [ n ] a line of (usually military) units following one after another

Used in print:

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

The long and ever increasing column of sportsmen is now moving_into a new era .

Synonyms column Related Terms file military

2. column [ n ] 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

Used in print:

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

This energy transfer depends_on the current , the temperature in the arc column , the anode material , and the conditions in the anode sheath .

Heat transfer by molecular conduction as_well_as by radiation from the arc column .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The mixture was then extracted with alkali and with water following which the carbon_tetrachloride was distilled on a Vigreux column , a 25 % center cut being retained which was then degassed under vacuum in the presence of * * f .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

After dialysis the sample was centrifuged and the supernatant placed on a * * f cm column of DEAE-cellulose equilibrated with starting_buffer .

For preparative ultracentrifugation , fractions from the column were concentrated by negative pressure dialysis to volumes of 1 ml or less , transferred to cellulose tubes and diluted to 12 ml with isotonic saline .

Synonyms column chromatography_column Related Terms tube

3. column [ n ] a linear array of numbers one above another

Used in print:

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The last column shows the rate of exchange that would have been observed at a relative intensity of 4 ( 14.7 cm. distance ) calculated on the assumptions that the incident light intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance of the lamp from the cell and that the rate is directly proportional to the incident light intensity .

Direct proportionality of the rate to the incident intensity has also been assumed in obtaining the value in the last column for the fourth sample of series /2 , where the light intensity was reduced by use of a screen .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The figures in the next-to-last column are derived with the assumption of 50 per_cent shielding by the Earth ; hence , these figures apply immediately above the Earth 's atmosphere .

The unshielded flux is given in the last column ; these figures constitute the best estimate for the flux in interplanetary_space near the Earth .

Synonyms column Related Terms array table

4. column [ n ] anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

Approximately 165 fractions were obtained from each column .

For protein identification , fractions from the column were concentrated by pervaporation against a stream of air at 5 ` C or by negative pressure dialysis in an apparatus which permitted simultaneous concentration of the protein and dialysis against isotonic saline .

Fractions from the column which were to be subjected to analytical ultracentrifugation were concentrated by negative pressure dialysis and dialyzed for 16 hr in the cold against at_least 500 volumes of phosphate buffered saline , pH 7.2 , ionic strength 0.154 .

Synonyms column tower pillar Related Terms shape columella hoodoo loom

5. column [ n ] an article giving opinions or perspectives

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

A Birmingham newspaper printed in a column for children an article entitled `` The True Story of Guy_Fawkes '' , which began :

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Once , Andrus walked by it , hastily scanned the bold black headline and the five column lead of the article ( by Duane_Bosch , staff correspondent - age not given ) , and muttered : `` We a buncha national celebrities '' .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

An item in the letters column of a newspaper renewed a subscription , adding : `` I personally enjoy your newspaper as_much_as my husband '' .

Synonyms editorial column newspaper_column Related Terms article agony_column newspaper

6. column [ n ] a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

* * f is the work necessary to fill the manometer column from the reference height to h .

Synonyms column pillar Related Terms structure obelisk totem_pole

7. column [ n ] (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure

Used in print:

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .

Synonyms column pillar Related Terms upright pile support_column atlas caryatid pilaster newel temple shaft pedestal entasis capital architecture

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