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colon

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noun co·lon \ˈkō-lən\

Definition of colon

plural

colons

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cola

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  1. :  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

noun co·lon

Definition of colon

plural

colons

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cola

  1. 1 plural cola :  a rhythmical unit of an utterance; specifically, in 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. 2 plural colons a :  a punctuation mark : used chiefly to direct attention to matter (such as a list, explanation, quotation, or amplification) that followsb :  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

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms


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colon

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noun co·lon \kȯ-ˈlōⁿ, kə-ˈlōn\

Definition of colon

  1. :  a colonial farmer or plantation owner

Origin and Etymology of colon

French, from Latin colonus

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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colón

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

colone

Definition of colón

plural

colones

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  1. 1 :  the basic monetary unit of El Salvador until 2001

  2. 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

  1. 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

  1. :  the main part of the large intestine


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colon

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noun co·lon

Definition of colon for Students

  1. :  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

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cola

\-lə\play
  1. :  the part of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum



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