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Coloumn vs. Column: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on January 1, 2024
"Coloumn" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "column." A column is a vertical structural element in architecture, often supporting a larger structure above.

Which is correct: Coloumn or Column

How to spell Column?

Coloumn is Incorrect

Column is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "column" as a "column" in a spreadsheet, simple and straight, without extra letters.
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Jan 01, 2024
Associate "column" with "solid," both having a single 'l' and no 'u' after 'o'.
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Remember that "column" has no 'u' after the 'o', just like in "columnar" architecture.
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Jan 01, 2024
Link "column" with "com" (as in .com) for its lack of 'u' after 'o'.
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Jan 01, 2024
Visualize a "column" as tall and straight, like its spelling without the unnecessary 'u'.
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Column Definitions

A military formation of troops moving in a straight line.
The soldiers marched in a column through the city streets.
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A regular section in a newspaper or magazine.
She writes a weekly advice column in the local paper.
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Dec 09, 2023
A vertical division of a page in a printed text.
The data was organized in two columns.
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Dec 09, 2023
A vertical, cylindrical pillar in architecture, supporting a structure.
The ancient temple was supported by large stone columns.
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A vertical arrangement of numbers or information in a table.
The total amounts were listed in the last column of the spreadsheet.
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Dec 09, 2023
A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
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Any slender vertical support, as of steel or reinforced concrete.
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Something resembling an architectural column in form or function
A column of mercury in a thermometer.
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One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
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An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
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A feature article that appears regularly in a publication, such as a newspaper.
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A formation, as of troops or vehicles, in which all elements follow one behind the other.
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(Botany)A columnlike structure, especially one formed by the union of a stamen and the style in an orchid flower, or one formed by the united staminal filaments in flowers such as those of the hibiscus or mallow.
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(Anatomy)Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function
The vertebral column.
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(architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
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A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
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A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
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A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
It was too hard to read the text across the whole page, so I split it into two columns.
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A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
Each column inch costs $300 a week; this ad is four columns by three inches, so will run $3600 a week.
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(by extension) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
His initial foray into print media was as the author of a weekly column in his elementary-school newspaper.
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Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
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(botany) The gynostemium
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(chemistry) An object used to separate the different components of a liquid or to purify chemical compounds.
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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.
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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.
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Dec 08, 2023
A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; - contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
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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.
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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.
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A perpendicular line of figures.
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The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
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One of a series of articles written in a periodical, usually under the same title and at regular intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as an editorial column.
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A line of (usually military) units following one after another
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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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A linear array of numbers one above another
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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
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An article giving opinions or perspectives
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A vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
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(architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
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FAQs

Why is it called column?

"Column" derives from the Latin "columna," meaning a vertical pillar.
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the verb form of column?

"Column" does not have a verb form; it is a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the root word of column?

The root word is Latin "columna," meaning a pillar.
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Jan 01, 2024

Which conjunction is used with column?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "column."
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What is the pronunciation of column?

Column is pronounced as /ˈkɒləm/ in American English.
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Jan 01, 2024

Which vowel is used before column?

The vowel 'o' is used before the 'l' in "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

Which preposition is used with column?

Prepositions like "in," "of," and "on" are often used with "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column an adverb?

No, "column" is not an adverb.
Janet White
Jan 01, 2024

How do we divide column into syllables?

Column is divided as "col-umn."
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the plural form of column?

The plural form is "columns."
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Jan 01, 2024

Which article is used with column?

Both "the" and "a" can be used with "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column a noun or adjective?

Column is a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in column?

The first syllable "col-" is stressed in "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

What is another term for column?

Another term for "column" is "pillar."
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the opposite of column?

The conceptual opposite of "column" could be "beam," as it is horizontal.
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Which determiner is used with column?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "each" can be used with "column."
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What is the second form of column?

There is no second form as "column" is a noun.
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What is the third form of column?

"Column" does not have a third form, being a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the singular form of column?

The singular form is "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column an abstract noun?

No, "column" is a concrete noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

How many syllables are in column?

There are two syllables in "column."
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Jan 01, 2024

What is the first form of column?

"Column" does not change form as it is a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column a countable noun?

Yes, "column" is a countable noun.
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Is the word column imperative?

"Column" is not an imperative; it's a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

What part of speech is column?

"Column" is a noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

How is column used in a sentence?

Example: "The architect designed the building with elegant marble columns."
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column a vowel or consonant?

The word "column" begins with the consonant 'c.'
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column a collective noun?

"Column" is not typically used as a collective noun.
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Jan 01, 2024

Is the column term a metaphor?

"Column" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
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Jan 01, 2024

Is column a negative or positive word?

"Column" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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