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colon

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noun co·lon \ ˈkō-lən \

Definition of colon

plural colons or cola play \ˈkō-lə\
:the part of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum

Origin and Etymology of colon

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek kolon


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colon

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Definition of colon

plural colons or cola
1 plural cola :a rhythmical unit of an utterance; specificallyin Greek or Latin verse :a system or series of from two to not more than six feet having a principal accent and forming part of a line
2 plural colons
a :a punctuation mark : used chiefly to direct attention to matter (such as a list, explanation, quotation, or amplification) that follows
b :the sign : used between the parts of a numerical expression of time in hours and minutes (as in 1:15) or in hours, minutes, and seconds (as in 8:25:30), in a bibliographical reference (as in Nation 130:20), in a ratio where it is usually read as "to" (as in 4:1 read "four to one"), or in a proportion where it is usually read as "is to" or when doubled as "as" (as in 2:1::8:4 read "two is to one as eight is to four")

Origin and Etymology of colon

Latin, part of a poem, from Greek kōlon limb, part of a strophe

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colon

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noun co·lon \ kȯ-ˈlōⁿ , kə-ˈlōn \

Definition of colon

:a colonial farmer or plantation owner

Origin and Etymology of colon

French, from Latin colonus

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colón

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noun co·lón \ kə-ˈlōn \
variants: or less commonly colone

Definition of colón

plural colones play \kə-ˈlō-ˌnās\
1 :the basic monetary unit of El Salvador until 2001
2 :the basic monetary unit of Costa Rica — see Money Table

Origin and Etymology of colón

Spanish colón, from Cristóbal Colón Christopher Columbus


Colón

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geographical name Co·lón \ kō-ˈlōn \

Definition of Colón

city and port on the Caribbean Sea at the entrance to the Panama Canal in northern Panama population 224,000

COLON Defined for Kids

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colon

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noun co·lon \ ˈkō-lən \

Definition of colon for Students

:the main part of the large intestine

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colon

noun

Definition of colon for Students

:a punctuation mark : used mostly to call attention to what follows (as a list, explanation, or quotation)

Medical Dictionary

colon

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noun co·lon \ ˈkō-lən \

medical Definition of colon

plural colons or cola play \-lə\
:the part of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum


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